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William H. Marra in the center.



  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb 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


  • Paul Caruso

    Crew Number 79

  • Jefferson Fuller

    Crew Number 71

  • 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...

  • William Marra

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
    Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 Blues in the Night #43-37866. Interned in neutral Switzerland.

  • Coy Mays

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator; Bombardier
    DFC; Air Medal

  • Henry Richard

    Crew Number 69

  • Cody Roberts

    Crew Number 87

  • Walter Underwood

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Tail Gunner
    Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 'Blues in the Night' #43-37866. Interned (INT) in neutral Switzerland.

  • Lewis Vingo

    Crew Number 87


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

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