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43-38275

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 15/7/44; Hunter 25/7/44; Dow Fd 1/8/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG Kimbolton 8/9/44; Missing in Action Zeitz 30/11/44 with Bill Sullivan, Henry Heerman, Hamilton Platt, Larry Archer, Rudi Rust, Vic Stark, Wayne Shelton, Henry Kritzer, Bill Endsley (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Zeitz; Missing Air Crew Report 11059. TAKE-ME-HOME.

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

  • Lawrence Archer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338275 'Take Me Home. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Endsley

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338275 'Take Me Home. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Paul Gelman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 385th Bomb Group
    Flew missions with the 385th Bomb Group between 25 June 1944 - 12 October 1944.

  • Henry Heerman

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338275 'Take Me Home. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Herbison

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Merseburg on 11/8/44 in B-17 'Tag-a-Long' #4231663

  • Henry Kritzer

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338275 'Take Me Home. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Lohr

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    In 1944 John F. Lohr was assigned to the 8th Air Force's 379th Bomb Group,526th squadron in the European Theater and Participated in the Battle of the Ardennes as a radio operator/gunner on a B-17 based in Kimbolton England.

  • Peter Papas

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Zietz in B-17 44-8017 Sad Sack'; Shot down by intense flak 30-Nov-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11125 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Hamilton Platt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338275 'Take Me Home. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Rudolph Rust

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338275 'Take Me Home. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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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....

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 30 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11059 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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