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The backside (photo included in this collection) names all of the members in his squad: William H. Marra (himself, pictured front row L to R), Mike Wojicicki, James B. Echman, Bob Mines, Bob Kincade, Ernest Fiebusch, Tom Gallagher (Pilot), James Atkinson (Bombadier), Daniel Holey Wariguton. I hope I spelled all of these names correctly.
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Notes from Ed Reniere 21 November 2020 : Corrected some names : It's Robert Miner (not Mines); Robert Kincaid (not Kincade); Ernst Feibusch (not Fiebusch) and Daniel Foley (not Holey).
See UPL 16280 for reverse: http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/16280

Connections

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...

  • 571st Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Atkinson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
    James Atkinson got his wings as a 2nd Lt on 5 August 1942 in Miami Beach, Florida. Promoted 1st Lt on 1 March 1943 in England, to Captain in September of that year. Completed six missions as a Bombardier with the 390th from 7 to 22 June 1944, this last...

  • Paul Caruso

    Military
    Crew Number 79

  • James Eckman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 'Blues in the Night' #43-37866. Interned (INT) in neutral Switzerland.

  • Ernst Feibusch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 Blues in the Night #43-37866. 'I was one of those [who flew out of Britain] (390th BG) we were shot down over Stuttgart (25th mission).'

  • Daniel Foley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 Blues in the Night #43-37866. Interned in neutral Switzerland for a short time.

  • Jefferson Fuller

    Military
    Crew Number 71

  • Thomas Gallagher

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Force-landed B-17 #43-37866 in Switzerland on 5 September 1944, after being hit by Flak over Stuttgart, Germany. Also served in Korea.

  • Verne Gray

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Alfeld in B-17 'Boston Blackie' #42102972 Mission was to bomb the marshalling yards at Seelze, near Hanover when his plane was hit by another B-17, the 'Lady Velma' and both planes went down. , there was only one...

  • Taisto Huhtala

    Military | Sergeant | Tail gunner/Waist gunner/Bombardier-Togglier
    Taisto Huhtala's father Henry was born on 7 December 1890 in Ylistaro, Vaasan Lääni (Vaasa Province), Finland. Henry emigrated to the United States and married US-born Aili Johnson. Their son Taisto Huhtala flew as a Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner and then...

  • Alvin Jaspers

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot
    Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 Blues in the Night #43-37866. Interned for a short time in neutral Switzerland.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2020 11:08:54 ED-BB Changes to caption
Sources

Corrected names in caption

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2015 09:55:20 Emily Changes to caption
Sources

Reverse of photo UPL 16280 http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/16280

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2015 22:40:30 Betz Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

A partial collection of photos left to me (his daughter, Betsy) by my father, William H. Marra.

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