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DATE POSTED2014-03-27 12:03:09
TITLEMis Behavin - John S. Massa
POSTED BYJohn S. Massa
COMMENTSMy dad, Manfred C. Massa (1915-2003), named me for his brother, T/Sgt John Samuel Massa (Serial# 13131407), radio operator on the B-17F "Mis Behavin" (Aircraft Serial#: 23415; 390th Bomb Group; 571 Bomb Squadron: Pilot: George Starnes-Serial#:0-798042), KIA over Munster on Oct 10, 1943; 1515 (3:15pm) on the Munster raid. A German rocket fired by Major Karl Boehm-Tettleback, commander of ZG/26 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zerst%C3%B6rergeschwader_26), hit B-17 "Miss Fortune" (Aircraft Serial#:23328; Pilot: Wade Hampton Sneed), which then pitched up into "Mis Behavin" destroying both planes. Both planes were based in Framlingham, England, known as "Station 153". This specific encounter is meticulously described from the point of view of the American flyers, the German fighter pilots, and the German ground anti-aircraft crew, in the book THE MUNSTER RAID: BEFORE AND AFTER (1999; Ian L. Hawkins) pages 160 - 163. ownpetard@yahoo.com


DATE POSTED2013-12-04 04:27:46
TITLE2 Lt Eino E. Jarvi
POSTED BYToon van Kaam
COMMENTSWith great honour i have got the privilege to take care of the grave from the veteran Jarvi Eino E, a navigator from a B-17 who is killed in action 31-12-1944 on the raid to Hamburg Germany, He was serving with the 569 Sq/ 390 Bomb Gp Heavy. The location of the veteran is in the Belgium ardennes at Neuville Condroz, Plot D, Row 38, grave 17. I try to get all the information from himself and trying to contact his family in the states so that they know there is taken care about 2 Lt. Jarvi , and all the information and photographs what is available from his Sq and bomb group, for a dossier. We will take care of his grave for the next 10 years and if possible for a longer time, they may never be forgotten and it is our duty to pas it trough for the next generations. Maybe someone can help me further with searching for any information ?. Kind regards Toon van Kaam, ( the Netherlands )


DATE POSTED2013-11-26 03:20:51
TITLEadoption
POSTED BYToon van Kaam
COMMENTSDear Members, I adopted the grave from 2e Lieutenant Eino E. Jarvi, he was killed in action at the Hamburg raid 31 december 1944. My wife, my son and myself wil take the care of his for the next 10 years and if possible longer so that he wil be forgotten and to pas it trough to the next generation. We are looking for all the information we can find, and if possible contact with his family. Kind regards, Toon van Kaam ( Netherlands ).


DATE POSTED2013-09-02 17:47:39
TITLESearching
POSTED BYJohn Curnes
COMMENTSHello Everyone, I am searching for pictures of my grandfather George Curnes. Co-pilot 571st. Finished 35 missions March to October of 44. I am wondering when you can find officer portraits. I know that all officers had enlistment and officer photos taken, I do not know where his would be. jmcurnes@gmail.com


DATE POSTED2013-08-03 06:21:59
TITLEInfo on uncle
POSTED BYAlex Grant
COMMENTSMy uncle was Barclay Grant he was an officer in the maintenance dept. I have a picture of him standing next to B17 "Buckshot Annie".I believe he was with the 570BS.


DATE POSTED2013-06-07 06:37:47
TITLELt Robert Wade Biesecker
POSTED BYAndrew Wade Seidel
COMMENTSDoes anyone know my grandfather Lt Robert Biesecker. Pilot, 571st bomber squadron, 390th. Died March 18th 1944, shot down.


DATE POSTED2013-05-23 09:25:22
TITLEMy Dad - John A. Rose from Peoria
POSTED BYRon Rose
COMMENTSI grew up listening to Dad's stories. He hand-carved a model of his plane and used pieces of the Mae West for seat covers and plexiglass chips for the ports. He was probably called "Johnny" by his friends, was married, and from Peoria, Illinois. He was a comparatively small man and light. He flew as tail-gunner and armament specialist. He is still around but frail. He is my main hero, and I would love to find out more info about his squadron, crew and the plane(s). His stories and raising led me to a career in the Air Force, he's a great guy.


DATE POSTED2013-05-21 12:02:01
TITLELittle Moron crew 3/18/1945
POSTED BYjeremyb
COMMENTSMy grandfather Eugene Burlingame was a tailgunner in the Little Moron #337564 which was shot down on March 18th 1945 on a mission bombing Berlin. My grandfather died a few years ago. Thanks


DATE POSTED2013-05-12 00:00:37
TITLEMy Dad - William Zapka
POSTED BYSteve Zapka
COMMENTSIs there any of the old crew still around. Waist Gunner Zapka, William 36 569th Bomb Squadron Dad was hit by flack on the Basdorf GE mission. Flew one more with the 390th then off to Italy as a Flight Engineer.


DATE POSTED2013-04-29 12:50:14
TITLEMy Dad
POSTED BYjeb stewart
COMMENTSdoes anyone remb my Dad SSG Joe C.Stewart Jr. Ball turret Gunner on the Gang Job?


DATE POSTED2013-04-19 08:10:31
TITLEmemorial for the crew of B-17G 42-97295, 27th May 1944
POSTED BYJoss Leclercq
COMMENTSHello A memorial plaque will be unveiled for the crew of B-17G 42-97295, 571st B.S., 390th B.G., in the village of Ecques, in northern France; on 8th May 2013. The crew was made of John R. Schoenig, Melvin P. Van Houten, John F. Schnee, John Czemerda, Clinton A. Davison, Charles T. McKalip, Thomas H. Lewis, Ralph S. Metcalf, Hyman Green and Alvin D. SPARKS. Any informations about these men welcome Joss Leclercq JossLeclercq AT orange.fr


DATE POSTED2013-03-11 20:07:53
TITLEStanley J. Mroz - 390th bombardment group 570th squadron
POSTED BYdlmroz
COMMENTSI am the grandson of Stanley J. Mroz who was a pilot of a B17 plane. He passed away in 2005. Before he passed, he spoke of his stories when he was on his missions. On his 10th and final mission, his plane was shot down. He parachuted down and was captured. He was a POW until the of the war. He has many pictures and patches from the war. I am trying to find anyone who knew his crew members. I heard his stories, but I was young. It'd be great to share our prospectives. I can be reached at 609.513.5971 or by way of email at dlmroz@udel.edu


DATE POSTED2013-03-03 18:21:54
TITLEour uncle of the crew of 229991 passed on feb. 18th 2013 AGE 95
POSTED BYHarold R. Beck
COMMENTSI HAVE A PICTURE OF THE AIRCRAFT. HE SPENT 18 MONTHS IN CAMPS, ONE OF WHICH WAS STALUG LUFT 111 and others. Call isf you like. I live in minnesota and winter in new mexico. Harry (651) 253 6763.


DATE POSTED2013-01-17 20:15:50
TITLESon
POSTED BYMichael geers
COMMENTSMy father was Henry B. Geers, he flew 25 combat missions as a Pilot of the aircraft "Yardbird". He passe away in 1997. I spent many hours listening to the stories of his experience fyling in the 569th squadron, 390th Bomb Group. I'd like to hear from anyone that knew him. My contact e-mail is gunny50@hotmail.com I am a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant


DATE POSTED2012-12-26 11:25:43
TITLEWorld War vet.
POSTED BYPete Minix
COMMENTS???Are you a World War 2 Veteran or know someone who is???? In 1998, I began my project of collecting stories from World War 2 veterans and their families for the purpose of preserving and documenting information for future generations to learn. I would like to talk to any World War 2 veterans who are interested in sharing their stories. I would greatly appreciate it. The histories that I have been collecting and compiling over the last 12 years, all this information has been donated to the General Patton Memorial Museum. If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact me. Cell: 760-218-5512 E-mail: pdmmm@msn.com Subject line: WW2 Veteran Very respectfully, Proud to have served Peter D. Minix Former SGT. U. S. Marine Corps Former California Army National Guard Member


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