Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Paul J Caruso


Crew Number 79



  • Basil Coats

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-17 42-97473 'Hap's Hazard. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Crew Number 67

  • William Marra

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 Blues in the Night #43-37866. Interned in neutral Switzerland.

Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb 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


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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /