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42-3427

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 16/6/43; Kearney 17/7/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-B] Framlingham 25/7/43 SIX NIGHTS IN TELERGMA (ARABIAN NUTS); changed to BI-G after loss of 42-30017; damaged on Oschersleben mission 21/1/44 with Capt Jim Waggoner, Ball turret gunner: George Agaisottelis, Waist gunner: Murrell Reynolds,Tail gunner: Floyd Daugherty (4 Returned to Duty); Navigator: John Harms, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gaetano Friuli, Radio Operator: George Powell (3 evaded capture); Co-pilot: Alf Pelka, Bombardier: Jerome McLaughlin, Waist gunner: Jim Wood (3 Prisoner of War); flak hit set entire wing burning and aircraft plunged down, however the pilot maintained control and a vertical drive put out the fire, BTG salvoed bombs and acted as co-pilot with TG taking over as radio operator and plane returned to base, where it was repaired and put back into operation. Salvaged 22/6/45. CANADIAN CLUB.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

People

  • George Agiasottelis

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak S of Boulogne, FR on 21 Jan 1944, B-17F #42-3427 'Canadian Club' was set on fire and six crew baled out before the a/c was brought under control and returned to base. RTD.

  • Floyd Daugherty

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Crew Number 14. 30 x missions. Aboard B-17 42-3427 'Canadian Club' when hit by flak, remained with A/C once under control RTB. MACR 15216 Awards: DFC, AM (6OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gaetano Friuli

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak S of Boulogne, FR on 21 Jan 1944, B-17F #42-3427 'Canadian Club' was set on fire and six crew baled out before the a/c was brought under control and returned to base. Evaded (EVD).

  • John Harms

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak S of Boulogne, FR on 21 Jan 1944, B-17F #42-3427 'Canadian Club' was set on fire and six crew baled out before the a/c was brought under control and returned to base. Evaded (EVD).

  • Jerome McLaughlin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group

  • Alfred Pelka

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak S of Boulogne, FR on 21 Jan 1944, B-17F #42-3427 'Canadian Club' was set on fire and six crew baled out before the a/c was brought under control and returned to base. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • George Powell

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 14

  • Murrell Reynolds

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak S of Boulogne, FR on 21 Jan 1944, B-17F #42-3427 'Canadian Club' was set on fire and six crew baled out before the a/c was brought under control and returned to base. RTD.

  • Hiram Skogmo

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 2. Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 42-31211 'Six Nights in Telergma'. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Waggoner

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak Sth of Boulogne, FR on 21 Jan 1944, B-17F #42-3427 'Canadian Club' was set on fire and six crew bailed out before the A/C was brought under control and returned to base. RTD.

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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
Manufactured Dallas, TX, USA 1943

Built at Boeing.

Delivered 18500 E 6th Ave, Aurora, CO 80011, USA 16 June 1943

Delivered Denver 16-Jun-43.

Assigned Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13, UK 25 July 1943

Assigned 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF.

Returned to Base (RTB) Oschersleben, Germany 21 January 1944

Combat damaged on Oschersleben mission 21-Jan-44 flak hit set entire wing burning and aircraft plunged down, however the pilot maintained control and a vertical drive put out the fire, BTG salvoed bombs and acted as co-pilot with TG taking over as radio operator and plane returned to base, where it was repaired and put back into operation. 3 x EVD, 3 x POW, 4 x RTD.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2018 16:39:37 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29435708

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 15216 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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