Delivered Cheyenne 3/9/44; Hunter 17/9/44; Grenier 25/9/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-O] Kimbolton 4/10/44; Missing in Action Rheine A/fds on Operation Varsity 24/3/45 with Chas Schwab (Killed in Action); (rest?) ; Bill Martin, George Starchak, Jim Ford, Ray Berry, Roy Brahm, Herome Silverman, Leroy Piper sj, Ken Herr tg; Missing Air Crew Report 14112.
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...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator/Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
Flew 18 missions. Killed in Action.
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
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
Flew most of his 35 combat missions with the same crew. Plane name was 'Stardust'
Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
Hopsten, Germany 24 March 1945 mission. Plane hit by flak over the target, right wing was on fire, went into a spin and exploded. (6 Killed in Action (KIA), 3 Prisoner of War (POW)).
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....
|Failed to Return (FTR)
||24 April 1945