Delivered Cheyenne 8/10/43; Gr Island 26/10/43; Romulus 1/11/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-S] Framlingham 11/11/43; (56m) Missing in Action Dusseldorf 9/9/44, caught fire from explosion of 42-97871; flew two hours on one engine with Pete Hartnett, Co-pilot: John Warner, Navigator: Bill Abraham, Bombardier: Hyman Mozner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John O’Connor, Radio Operator: Julius Shapiro, Ball turret gunner: Jim Cole, Waist gunner: Fred Kaiser,Tail gunner: Clarry Parker. (9 Returned to Duty); force landed on continental A/Fd A-22, France; salvaged and repaired by modifying to F model by 458 St/Sqd, 14/11/44. BAD EGG.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-C] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 1/10/42; on return from Cognac 43+m 31/12/43, diverted through weather to Gt Dunmow, Andrews Field, then Hunsdon Afd, with Hilary Evers, Co-pilot: Paul McDuffee, Navigator: Frank Keneley,...
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...
Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Spine Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, Germany on a mission to Regensburg, Germany on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Killed in Action..
Crew Number 42
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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