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Joseph Payne - WWII Flying Fortress Gunner

Joe Payne
Joe (NMI) Payne from the 388th Bomber Group
Shot down 30 Dec 1943 in B-17 42-31149
He returned to base. (MACR 3139)
This information came from  Gary Moncur
         303rd Bomb Group (H)
         http://www.303rdBG.com


42-31149 (388th BG, 560th BG) ditched in English Channel Dec 30, 1943 after receiving battle damage during bombing 
raid on Ludwigshafen, Germany. 4 crewmembers rescued, remaining 6 never found. MACR 3139

On Dec 10, 1944 B-17G 42-97286 of the 560th Bombardment Squadron,
388th Bombardment Group flew into the eastern face of Beinn Nuis on Arran on the 10th December 1944 while on a  flight form
Knettishall to Prestwick. The aircraft crashed close to
B-24 42-41030 and C-60 42-56014.
 Killed on that flight was
Corporal Joseph A. Payne, no relation to me or Joe Payne above.


February 23,1944
Claiborne County Progress
CLaiborne Progress
August 2, 1944
Claiborne County Progress

Claiborne County Progress


Joe Payne
Son of Andrew Jackson Payne b. 1880 d. 1958 married Nancy Elizabeth Sutton
Home in 1920: Civil District 1, Claiborne, Tennessee

Name Age
Andy Payne 39
Nancy Payne 39
Edward Payne 18
Luther Payne 16
Mary Payne 14
Robert Payne 12
Owlen Payne 7
Joseph Payne 4
 (son) Payne 2 6/12



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August 9, 1944
Claiborne County Progress

Claiborne Progress

I thought for sometime that Grover Payne above and the J.B. Payne below were part of the Charles Columbas Payne family but I have found out that they probably are not. I thought that the Robert listed below, and born the same year, was actually Robert Eluin Payne b. 1878 – d. 1948 married Bertha Ellen Edmondson until I received the email at the bottom of this page. We have not completely connected this family to an older family, so if you have the lineage either email me or Mike Scott below.
Name Age
Jape B Payne 52
Bertha Payne 49
Thurman Payne 19
Arch Payne 17
Grover Payne 15
Sarah H Payne 16
Robert Payne 8



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Hello Joe - regarding your webpage
From: Scott Computer  
To:  JPayne5744@aol.com
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 2:38 pm
Joe,

I was doing some searches on the Payne Family surname and your web page was a returned as having some information I was looking for.

Your URL: http://www.joepayne.org/Joe_Payne.html contained a newspaper article about my Great Uncle Grover Payne and a list of names consisting of my Great Grand Father his wife and several of their children.

Here is a cut from that page:

I believe this is actually Robert Eluin Payne b. 1878 � d. 1948 married Bertha Ellen Edmondson but not sure.

Name 	Age
Jape B Payne 	52
Bertha Payne 	49
Thurman Payne 	19
Arch Payne 	17
Grover Payne 	15
Sarah H Payne 	16
Robert Payne 	8
Jape and Bertha are my great-grandparents. They were the parents of my grandfather, Lawrence Payne. Neither he nor my Aunt Lucy would have appeared in the 1930 census of Claiborne County because he and his family were probably living in Hancock county at the time. I don't know where Aunt Lucy was living at the time.

Jape is really Jonathon Payne. According to my mother he was called Jape or Jop by all who knew him. However, I find it interesting that he and Robert Eluin Payne would have been the same age at the time of the 1930 census and that they both had wives name Bertha.

Right now my Payne family seems to be a branch without a tree to be a part of. I've heard it said that my Payne family comes from a Moses Payne. However, I have no real proof. Do you think there is any connection between your family and mine?

Regards.

Mike Scott