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Crew of B17 Hap's Hazard

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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...

People

  • Earl Armstrong

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-17 #4297473 'Hap's Hazard. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Donald Baker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-17 #42-97473 'Hap's Hazard', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Paul Caruso

    Military
    Crew Number 79

  • Harold Clark

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-17 #4297473 'Hap's Hazard. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Basil Coats

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-17 42-97473 'Hap's Hazard. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Crew Number 67

  • James Decker

    Military
    Crew Number 56

  • Douglas Herrick

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    Douglas Herrick served as a navigator with Harry E Wight's crew (Crew 71 assigned to 571 BS, 390 BG), which arrived at Framlingham on 17 Nov 1943 as part of a large expansion of the Eighth. He flew his first mission on 5 Dec 1943 and the last on 7 May...

  • William Norred

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-17 #42-97473 'Hap's Hazard', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Paul Ortega

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-17 #42-97473 'Hap's Hazard', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Aircraft

  • 42-97473 Hap's Hazard

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 26/11/43; Kearney 12/12/43; Presque Is 19/12/43; Assigned 457BG Glatton 23/12/43; transferred 571BS/390BG [FC-O] Framlingham 23/12/43 HAP'S HAZARD; Missing in Action Boulogne 5/6/44 with Earl Armstrong, Ball turret gunner: Paul Ortega ...

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Date Contributor Update
18 July 2018 10:48:02 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
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Date Contributor Update
15 July 2018 23:47:30 PaulCoats Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
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