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370th bomb group 571st bomb squad. Crew 64 lost on Decatur Deb (B-17 G 42-31651) on 28 May 1944.
Front left to right: kneeling radio operator Staff Sgt Nick Mamula (KIA), ball turret gunner Sgt Arthur E Reed (KIA), right waist gunner Sgt Robert B. Smart (KIA), engeneer /top turret gunner Tsgt Edward C. Stoy (POW), tail turret gunner (Sgt?) Edward D. Mulenock (POW), and left waist gunner Sgt Harold B. Bolton(POW). Standing (left to right): Navigator George Vincent (he was not aboard the mission on May 28 1944, flight officer Richard C. Brown (KIA) took his place instead, perishing in the crash.), bombardier 2nd Lt Robert "Bobby" L. Woolfolk (KIA), copilot 2nd Lt Samuel R. Elliot (KIA), and pilot 2nd Lt. Herbert V. Strate (KIA).

Credit to: Bloody Skies: U.S. Eighth Air Force Battle Damage in World War II
Chapter four. Family of Bobby Wolfolk and Ivo de Jong.

Connections

People

  • Arthur Reed

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Arthur Reed 09 April 1926~ 28 May 1944

Locations

  • 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...

  • Melun

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2021 18:39:11 Michael Smart Changes to caption
Sources

The right waist gunner is Sgt. Robert B. Smart, not Robert B. Good.

Michael Smart
Grand nephew of Robert B. Smart

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2017 15:31:46 CFReed Created entry with caption, person associations and place associations
Sources

The picture of the crew was obtained on line
Credit to: Bloody Skies: U.S. Eighth Air Force Battle Damage in World War II
Chapter four. Family of Bobby Wolfolk and Ivo de Jong.

Also a family photo.

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