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42-97462

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 22/11/43; Kearney 14/12/43; Presque Is 20/12/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-O Kimbolton 9/1/44; borrowed by 525BS for mission to Ludwigshafen 8/9/44 with Otto Skokan, Co-pilot: Byron Anderson, Navigator: Jim Webb, ng-Clarry Roundtree, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Glen, Radio Operator: Bob Heath, Ball turret gunner: Joe Mandel, Waist gunner: Bob Moore,Tail gunner: Chas Bowles (9 Returned to Duty); crash landed France, unknown location; Salvaged 14/11/44.

Service

Units

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Byron Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group

  • Richard Asplund

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 36 x combat missions. ETD Awads: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Goodman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Hunt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Elmer Koelling

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gerald Zellner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | At the time of the crash of the Judy II Gerald was Pro super of the runway.
    Landing strip Marshall at Lindbergh Airfield, outside of Paris, who directed B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97462) "Judy II" to her crash landing site in France on 8 September 1944. During one of his busy days marshaling planes he was driving...

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

Event Location Date
Delivered Denver, CO, USA 22 November 1943
Assigned Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire, UK 9 January 1944

379th BG

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2016 16:44:37 Lucy May Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added 'Judy II' to Name field from information supplied by Richard Lewis in image caption for UPL 21532.

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2015 01:17:04 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

The Boeing B-17 Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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