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Discussion in '390th BG - Framlingham' started by Johan SAMYN, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Johan SAMYN

    Johan SAMYN New Member

    For the moment I'm busy with a research of B-17G S/N 44-8798 390BG 569BS.
    Can somebody help me to get more info about it: Mission Report (with Track Chart), Squadron Diary, Loadinglists, Aircraft roster of that day. Photo's of the 44-8798 are also welcome.
    Thanks in advance,
    Johan SAMYN

    Warrant Officer (Senior Master Sergeant - OR8) Belgian Air Force
  2. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the AAF forum Johan.
    There does not appear to be much available for this loss.
    Dave Osborne: B-17G-80-VE-44-8798Del Cheyenne 28/12/44; Hunter 13/1/45; Grenier 6/2/45; Ass 569BS/390BG H2X [CC-O] Framlingham 8/2/45; MIA Munich 9/4/45 w/Capt Walter Slade (?Alliston Stade!), W.J. Corcoran, - Kirby, O. Burk, W.F. Newton, L.B. Watson, J.E. Keelan, J.L. Cruze, Art Trindle (9RTD); shot down by B-17, engine caught fire and ditched Channel; all rescued.
    Friendly fire no MACR issued, perhaps an accident report http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbaat.asp?theAT=B-17&offset=2175
    Some of the crew of this mission pictured here including pilot Alliston Stade, no aircraft image found, source https://www.390th.org/browse-the-library/
    Slade, Alliston Crew.png
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    Lucky Partners Well-Known Member

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  4. Johan SAMYN

    Johan SAMYN New Member

    Many thanks, Johan
  5. Johan SAMYN

    Johan SAMYN New Member

    Many thanks, Johan
    Many thanks, Johan

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