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43-38600

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 23/8/44; Lincoln 2/9/44; Grenier 6/9/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-S] Framlingham 8/9/44; battle damaged Berlin 18/3/45 with Dick Berryman, Lon Norman, Les Chavet, Mike Riley, Norman Dahlin (5 Killed in Action); Albt Lundberg, Jim Lunday, Russ Miller (3 Returned to Duty); Dick Prosch (Prisoner of War); flak knocked out #3 engine, crew bailed out and ship crashed Grodzisk, Russian territory; Salvaged 30/3/45; Missing Air Crew Report 13138. NO NAME JIVE.

Service

Units

  • 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

People

  • Richard Berryman

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) nearGrodzisk in B-17 #4338600

  • Leslie Chavet

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Grodzisk in B-17 #4338600

  • Norman Dahlin

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Grodzisk in B-17 #43-38600.

  • Erich Gagel

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group

  • Dale Johns

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Togglier | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 22

  • Albert Lundberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    RTD crashed near Grodzisk on 18 Mar 45 in B-17 #4338600

  • James Lundy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    RTD crashed near Grodzisk on 18 Mar 45 in B-17 #4338600

  • Russell Niller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Grodzisk on 18 Mar 45 in B-17 #43-38600, RTD. Crew Number 13

  • Leon Norman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Grodzisk on 18 Mar 45 in B-17 #43-38600, RTD.

  • Richard Proch

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    On 18 March 1945 on mission to Berlin B-17 number 43-38600 damaged by flak over target wounding several crewmembers. Pilot Lt. Berryman turned east for Soviet lines. B-17 then attacked by German fighters. Berryman remained at controls while for crew...

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Places

  • 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
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 18 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13138 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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