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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 9/12/44; Kearney 21/2/44; Presque Is 6/3/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-Q] Kimbolton 23/3/44; battle damaged Ruhland 12/9/44 with Capt JoeHuau, Co-pilot: John Fechtemuller, Navigator: Gene Balfe, Xn-Bill Rogach, Bombardier: Capt Matt Martin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Roach, Radio Operator: Joe REiS

Service

People

  • Frank Kapla

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat mission. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Sanda

    Military | Captain | Pilot; S-3 Officer | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Vanella

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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