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42-30348

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/43; Geiger 27/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 9/7/43; Dow Fd 14/7/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-N] Framlingham 13/7/43; Missing in Action Bremen 16/12/43 with Clarry Gill, Radio Operator: Grady Embree, Navigator: Edgar Cannon, Bombardier: Fred Gunther, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Rogers, Radio Operator: Glenn Carver, Ball turret gunner: Clyde Sutton, Waist gunner: Jim Goschka, Waist gunner: Calvin Buckmaster, Tail gunner: Joe Moreau (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Augustfehn, 10 miles NW of Bad Zwischenahn, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1728. ROYAL FLUSH.

Service

Units

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 569th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Calvin Buckmaster

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 December 1943 in B-17 #4230348 'Royal Flush. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edgar Cannon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30348 'Royal Flush', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Glenn Carver

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30348 'Royal Flush', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Grady Embree

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 December 1943 in B-17 #4230348 'Royal Flush. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Clarence Gill

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 December 1943 in B-17 #4230348 'Royal Flush. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Goschka

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30348 'Royal Flush', Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Frederick Gunther

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 December 1943 in B-17 #4230348 'Royal Flush. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Moreau

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30348 'Royal Flush'. Prisoner of War (POW). Captured and interred at Stalag XVII B in Austria POW

  • John Rogers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 December 1943 in B-17 #4230348 'Royal Flush. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Royal

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    21 October 1943 B17#42-3327 'Tete T'Mete' was retuning to base when mission was abandoned with full bomb load and fuel tank. Tire blew out on landing with heavy load.

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Places

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Cheyenne, WY, USA 18 May 1943
Assigned Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13, UK 17 July 1943

390th BG

Failed to Return (FTR) Augustfehn, 26689 Apen, Germany 16 December 1943

Shot Down by enemy aircraft. All 10 crew bailed out and were captured.
Clarry Gill Crew

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2020 19:11:27 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2016 03:41:40 466thHistorian Changes to markings, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1728 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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