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43-38759

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 30/9/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG Kimbolton 14/10/44; Missing in Action Zeitz 30/11/44 with Ray Alderman, Curtis Henning, Ed Aulman, John Kirkham, Leo Christianson, Ludger Desmarias, Bill Page, Norbert Zagacki (8 Prisoner of War); Bob Staudinger (Killed in Action); flak, crashed Zeitz, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 11058. DIMPLES.

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

  • Raymond Alderman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338759 'Dimples. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Aulman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #43-38759 'Dimples'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Leo Christianson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338759 'Dimples. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ludger Desmarias

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338759 'Dimples. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Curtis Henning

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338759 'Dimples. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Kirkham

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group

  • Billy Page

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #43-38759 'Dimples', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Staudinger

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338759 'Dimples. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Norbert Zagacki

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #43-38759 'Dimples'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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 18:41:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11058 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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