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43-38955

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 21/10/44; Grenier 27/10/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG Kimbolton 7/12/44; Missing in Action Euskirchen, Ger 10/1/45 with Leo Jordan, Bob Baldwin, Chas Goberman, Kerrane Smallidge, Dave Corbin, Stanton Chapman, Francis Tolan (7 Prisoner of War); John Byers, Joe Damiani (2 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 43-38237; crashed Koblenz; Missing Air Crew Report 11737.

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

  • Robert Baldwin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 January 1945 in AC #4338955. Mid-air collision. Missing in action. MACR lists Prisoner of War (POW). EAME/ AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH/ Soldiers Medal/ Victory Ribbon/ Good Conduct Medal/ Unit Citation

  • John Byers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Koblenz in B-17 #4338955 Mid-air collision.

  • Stanton Chapman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Koblenz in B-17 #4338955

  • David Corbin

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Koblenz on 10 Jan 45 in B-17 #4338955

  • Joseph Damiani

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Koblenz in B-17 #4338955 Mid-air collision.

  • Charles Goberman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Koblenz on 10 Jan 45 in B-17 #4338955

  • Leo Jordan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Koblenz on 10 Jan 45 in B=17 #4338955 Mid-air collision.

  • Kerrane Smallidge

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Koblenz on 10 Jan 45 in B-17 #4338955. Mid-air collision. Earlier with the 91st BG , shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124497 'Mizpah II' piloted by W. R. Cox. After ASR,returned to base.

  • Francis Tolan

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Koblenz on 10 Jan 45 in B-17 #4338955

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 10 January 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11737 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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