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James C Waggoner

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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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  • 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.

  • James Wood

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 14

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Units served with

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 42-3427 'Six Nights in Telergma', 'Arabian Nuts', 'Canadian Club'

    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...

Associated Place

  • 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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2020 19:26:59 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2018 16:27:22 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29435708?terms=42-3427

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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