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42-97485

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 29/11/43; Kearney 28/12/43; Presque Is 8/1/44; Prestwick, UK 18/1/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG Kimbolton 29/1/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 26/3/44 with Stan Bielawski, Co-pilot: Tom Young, Navigator: Bob Weinstein, Bombardier: Ray Domergue, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leo Greggs, Radio Operator: Ed Ghiazza, Ball turret gunner: Bernie Colin, Waist gunner: George Frazier, Waist gunner: Edwin Finance,Tail gunner: Lester Fifield (10 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed St-Marie-Cappel, N of Hazebrouck, seven miles NE of St Omer, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 3592. TALETHA ANN.

The aircraft was named for top turret Gunner Leo Greggs' daughter.

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...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Stanley Bielawski

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pas de Calais in B-17 42-97485 26-Mar-44; Hit by flak, crashed St-Marie-Cappel, France; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 3592 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Bernard Conlin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pas de Calais in B-17 42-97485 26-Mar-44; Hit by flak, crashed St-Marie-Cappel, Nth of Hazebrouck, 7 miles NE of St Omer, France; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 3592 ...

  • Raymond Domergue

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pas de Calais in B-17 42-97485 26-Mar-44; Hit by flak, crashed St-Marie-Cappel, Nth of Hazebrouck, 7 miles NE of St Omer, France; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 3592. ...

  • Lester Fifield

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pas de Calais in B-17 42-97485 26-Mar-44; Hit by flak, crashed St-Marie-Cappel, Nth of Hazebrouck, 7 miles NE of St Omer, France; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 3592 ...

  • Edwin Finance

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pas de Calais in B-17 42-97485 26-Mar-44; Hit by flak, crashed St-Marie-Cappel, Nth of Hazebrouck, 7 miles NE of St Omer, France; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 3592 ...

  • George Frazier

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pas de Calais in B-17 42-97485 26-Mar-44; Hit by flak, crashed St-Marie-Cappel, Nth of Hazebrouck, 7 miles NE of St Omer, France; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 3592 ...

  • Edward Ghiazza

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pas de Calais in B-17 42-97485 26-Mar-44; Hit by flak, crashed St-Marie-Cappel, Nth of Hazebrouck, 7 miles NE of St Omer, France; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 3592 ...

  • Leo Greggs

    Military | Master Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pas de Calais in B-17 42-97485 26-Mar-44; Hit by flak, crashed St-Marie-Cappel, Nth of Hazebrouck, 7 miles NE of St Omer, France; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 3592 ...

  • Robert Weinstein

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pas de Calais in B-17 42-97485 26-Mar-44; Hit by flak, crashed St-Marie-Cappel, Nth of Hazebrouck, 7 miles NE of St Omer, France; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 3592 ...

  • Thomas Young

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pas de Calais in B-17 42-97485 26-Mar-44; Hit by flak, crashed St-Marie-Cappel, Nth of Hazebrouck, 7 miles NE of St Omer, France; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 3592 ...

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
Failed to Return (FTR) France 26 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2015 05:23:51 Bmoore Changes to nicknames
Sources

Bob Moore husband of Leo Greggs' daughter Taletha Ann.

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2015 04:51:06 Bmoore Changes to nicknames
Sources

Bob Moore, husband of Leo Greggs' daughter Taletha Ann.

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2015 00:16:06 jfifield Changes to nicknames
Sources

My Father was the Tail-Gunner on this aircraft.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3592 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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