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43-38388

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/44; Kearney 6/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 10/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 25/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 24/11/45.

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...

People

  • James Rung

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Crashed in B-17 42-38183 on 28-Sep-44. Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 Battle Stars).

  • William Thomson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Werchowec

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 10 x combat missions. ETD Award: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Williams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 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....

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2019 20:20:51 lateralus2 Changes to unit associations and person associations
Sources

https://b17navigator.com/dads-log-book/mission-no-thirty-three-december-... My father called this plane "Miss Liberty" in his logbook but I cannot confirm that at other references.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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