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Paul Hutchins Franklin

Military

Service

People

  • Edwin Pfanner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    On a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, another B-17 from the 388th went out of control after being attacked by fighters and collided with B-17G 42-40054 which exploded and crashed SE of Emmen, Holland. Killed in Action (KIA).

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30207 Big Red

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 9/6/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG [ -T] Knettishall 14/6/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 27/3/44 with Julius Lederman, Co-pilot: Waite Law, Bombardier: John Luzell (3 Prisoner of War)...

  • 42-3395 Passionate Witch II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/6/43; Dow Fd 15/7/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 17/7/43; ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 27 October 1921
Died 18 November 2003

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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