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Aircraft: B-17F-BO (Training)
Photo taken at Rapid City Army Air Force Base, South Dakota 1943,
Prior to Deploying to Framlingham England as a Replacement Crew assigned to the 390th Heavy Bombardment Group 570Th Squadron .
Robert E. Stump is Front Row Far right
Top Row L-R
Lt George Rains. Lt Robert C Allphin. Lt Harry R Armstrong, Lt Marion A Louis,
Bottom Row L-R
Sgt Edmund R Gabel. Sgt Anthony E Dente. S/Sgt James R Mize Sgt Patrick P Cestaro. Sgt Burleigh G Clayton. Sgt Robert E Stump

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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...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Allphin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Prisoner of War (POW). Crew Number 42

  • Harry Armstrong

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Patrick Cestaro

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Burleigh Clayton

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Anthony Dente

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Edmund Gabel

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Marion Louis

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Mize

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Rains

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Stump

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Spine Gunner
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, Germany on a mission to Regensburg, Germany on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Killed in Action.. Crew Number 42

Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2021 15:51:28 general ira snapsorter Changes to place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Removed associations not depicted in the image. Associations made in the PERSON record of Robert E. Stump.

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02 March 2021 13:18:48 Jaybird Changes to unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Uncle Bob's WWII War Record

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01 March 2021 18:18:25 RayWells Changes to caption
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changed rank

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01 March 2021 18:09:13 RayWells Changes to caption and person associations
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Added Identification to picture and connections

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01 March 2021 16:44:55 RayWells Changes to caption
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corrected bio

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28 February 2021 02:28:38 Jaybird Changes to unit associations, place associations and mission associations
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Uncle Roberts Records

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27 February 2021 23:23:09 RayWells Changes to caption and person associations
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Added Connections and changed Bio to identify Robert Stump

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08 July 2020 11:00:25 phil marchese Changes to caption
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Removed redudances; corrected a/c series.

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13 November 2014 06:09:39 Jaybird Created entry with caption
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