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 Post subject: 390th BG Nose art
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:55 pm 
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Rovin Ramona... Hit by Flak over Bremen '43, all KIA.
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Cabin in the Sky... salavaged June 30 ' 44.
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Betty Boop. Shot down by fighters in 44 near Laon in '44.
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Cash & Carrie. Downed in '43 all POW.
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Twenty-One or Bust: Lost to FLAK in '44.
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Sequatchiee: Hit by flak, crashed at Dreux in '44.
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Trae,

Do you have any pics of the 390th BG B-17 "Silver Meteor"? My buddy's dad (Harry James Seip) was pilot on that airplane. Bud Anderson and Leonard "Kit" Carson came to his rescue on one occasion when he had an engine shot out, fell behind the formation and German fighters were about to finish him off...an unbelievable story. My buddy Jim's story of his emotional first meeting with Bud and his wife sent a chill up my spine. Jim (born during WWII) had the chance to thank Bud personally for bringing his dad home and making it possible for him to eventually have siblings.


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Paul, here is what I have on "Silver Meteor"....

Silver Meteor was with the 568th BS, and was a "G" model. This a/c was also called "The Walrus". A/C# 2107184 for 71 missions.

Accepted by USAAF 17 Mar 44. Caught on fire 8 Mar 45. Salvaged 15 Mar 45.

I dont have any pics of the bird. I will look at my 390th book at the house. My grandfather was with the 390th / 569th. If nothing else I can make a few phone calls....

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As long as we're on a 390th thread, I'm looking for photos of a 569th BS ship, the "Johnny Walker"/"Paydola". Mom's cousin was part of crew #28, and Johnny Walker was his regular ship.

The entire crew was killed in another Fort on an April 24, '44 mission to Friedrichshafen.

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Thanks Trae!


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keep 'em coming! 8)


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PAUL!....I couldnt find a pic of Silver Meteor. You might want to contact the 390th Museum in Pima. There are some great people there!

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A/C 230325 Miss Carry: 570th BS, 230334 collides with 230325 on mission to Frankfurt Jan 44, damages props. 334 MIA, 325 returns to base. 51 Missions, Salvaged May 45.
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A/C 231122 Six Nights in Telergma: 568th BS, Hit by rocket at IP. 2 POW's..rest KIA. 3 missions.
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A/C 239876 Gloria Ann: 569th BS, Sever damage from enemy 20mm cannon fire on Berlin mission 6 Mar 44. Plane had over 700 holes! 27 missions. Salvaged Mar 44.
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A/C 231974 Bomboogie: 570th BS, 99 missions. Returned to Kingman 30 Nov 45.
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Elroy13 wrote:
PAUL!....I couldnt find a pic of Silver Meteor. You might want to contact the 390th Museum in Pima. There are some great people there!


Will do, thanks!


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