Delivered Lincoln 3/11/44; Dow Fd 12/11/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-G] Kimbolton 2/1/45; Missing in Action Oranienburg 10/4/45 with Walt Howard, Don Hall, Gerald Widawsky, Jim Hanley, Chas Rider (5 Prisoner of War); September Giannattasio, Homer Huntley, Harry Schalley (3 Killed in Action); jet enemy aircraft, crashed Berlin; Missing Air Crew Report 13879.
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 | Bombardier, Enlisted | 379th Bomb Group
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
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)
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