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James V Edmondson

Military

Pilot in the 571st Squadron, 390th Bomb Group in Framlingham arriving 8 April 1944 and leaving 13 Sept 1944.
Flew 35 missions, the first mission on May 1, 1944 and last on Aug 25, 1944.
Crew Numbers:
(67 - 1 mission)
(66 - 14 missions)
(81 - 19 missions)
(77 - 1 mission)

Service

Units served with

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 42-102972 Heavenly Cent, Boston Blackie, Miss Boston

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/44; Kearney 6/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-F] Framlingham 26/5/44 HEAVENLY CENT; Missing in Action Hannover 14/3/45 with Roy Creaseman, Joe McAllister, Mike Bursin, Boyce Pruitt, George Gouldthrite, Alvin...

  • 42-107070 North Star

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 11/2/44; Gr Island 13/2/44; Grenier 4/3/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-A] Framlingham 17/3/44; (28m). ...

  • 42-31041

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/9/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-B] Framlingham 29/9/43; battle damaged Montdidier (42m) 22/6/44 with Walter Fairchok, Co-pilot: John Cheppo, Navigator: Bill Flaherty, Bombardier: John Ingram, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John...

  • 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 ...

  • 43-37519

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/4/44; Kearney 9/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-J] Framlingham 25/5/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Edwin Booth, Quentin Davidson, John Walsh, Joe Jackson (4 Killed in Action); Herb Gates, Bill Long,...

  • 43-37555 'THE JEANNIE BEE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/4/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 25/5/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-G] Framlingham 28/5/44; 571BS [FC-G]; battle damaged Frankfurt 5/1/45 with John Mitchell; force landed Sedan A/fd, near Stanay, Fr; Salvaged 30/1/45. THE JEANNIE BEE.

  • 44-6007 Lucky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 2/4/44; Hunter 17/4/44; Dow Fd 30/4/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-M] Framlingham 4/5/44; suffered severe battle damaged 8/9/44 over Mainz with Edgar Moody, with two engines out landed in France, repaired and returned to base; landing...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Salthouse Rd Barrow In Furness 18 July 1919
Based Framlingham 8 April 1944 – 13 September 1944

390th Bomb Group
571st Bomb Squadron
1st Lt
Pilot

Died Coventry, CT 1 May 2000

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2021 02:40:19 jeremyedmondson Changes to biography
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09 January 2021 02:08:19 jeremyedmondson Changes to nickname, service number, highest rank, awards and events
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Updates

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08 January 2021 23:59:23 jeremyedmondson Changes to highest rank, biography, events and place associations
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Update info

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Self

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08 January 2021 21:55:41 jeremyedmondson Changes to media associations
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My grandfather, James V. Edmondson in 1943 before going to England to serve 35 missions in the 390th BG; 571st squadron

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08 January 2021 20:20:40 jeremyedmondson Changes to biography and events
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Grandson

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08 January 2021 20:06:30 jeremyedmondson Changes to role
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Grandson

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08 January 2021 20:06:06 jeremyedmondson Changes to highest rank
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Grandson

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:56 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.390thspace.com/missions.php?name=Edmondson%2C+James+V

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