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42-31974

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 11 January 1944; Memphis 23 Januart 1944; Savannah 24 January 1944; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-G] Framlingham 5 February 1944. Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 3July 1945; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6 July 1945; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 30 November 1945.

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...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Baker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Born and raised in Montana, Charles Baker was living with his parents in San Carlos, Florida in 1940. After 3 years in college, he enlisted in California in October 1941 and trained as a bomber pilot. Assigned to the 390th Bomb Group/570th Bomb...

  • Robert Munroe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Robert Munroe enlisted in the Air Corps in April 1942 and was trained as a navigator on heavy bombers. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, he was assigned to the 390th Bomb Group/570th Bomb Squadron and sent overseas in the Spring of 1944. He flew on 35...

  • Arthur Ordel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Arthur Ordel moved with his family to Virginia in the Thirties. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VA Tech) and enlisted in the Air Corps in May 1942 and as an Aviation Cadet in October of the same year....

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...

  • Boeing Field

    Military site : airfield

  • Kingman AAF

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2019 18:31:35 terveurn Changes to place associations
Sources

connections

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2019 18:30:32 terveurn Changes to place associations
Sources

connection

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2016 10:22:08 ED-BB Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Was flown by Charles N. Baker who has a page on the site
www.390th.org

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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