As noted in that thread the yellow triangle on the right wing is the marking of the 379th BG but the rest of the markings are for the 447th BG. Clearly this a/c was traded back and forth between the 447th and the 379th as noted in the Fort Log. To complicate photo ID, the identifier for the 447th was the square K and the identifier for the 379th was the triangle K.
The following crew members were on the 4/6/45 mission to Leipzig, Germany on aircraft 43-39061-H "Round Trip Rabbit", 525th Squadron:
Jensen, Sterling A 1st Lt. Pilot
Hill, Joseph K 2nd Lt. Co-Pilot
Burke, John P 2nd Lt. Navigator
McCrary, Raymond E F/O Bombardier
Allen Jr., Leslie E T/Sgt. Radio Operator/Gunner
Roberts, Robert E T/Sgt. Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
Lake, Charles D Sgt. Ball Turret Gunner
Worthington, Clifford J. S/Sgt. Waist Gunner
Roundtree, Clarence P. S/Sgt. Tail Gunner
The following is a summary by the Pilot:
'Final mission; electrical system malfunction; oil pressure gauge on # 3 dropped; feathered the prop; couldn't see any oil leak so I decided to unfeather the prop but because of the electrical malfunction it wouldn't unfeather. Stayed in formation to drop our bombs'
'After leaving the target we couldn't keep up with the formation and lost radio contact. Flying over a 10/10 under cast the navigator couldn't get a fix; finally we broke out over an English fighter field in France.'
'Dropped the wheels to indicate we wanted to land and got a green light. My navigator said we now had a heading to an American field. We took this [the wheels wouldn't retract] but there was no field. In the distance I spotted a large city, Lille, France, and landed on an old German fighter field. At the end of the landing roll the right gear dropped into a sand-filled and grass-covered bomb crater, bending #3 & #4 props. The plane was not repairable and we flew back to England.'
Sterling A. Jensen, 1st Lieutenant Pilot
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...
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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....
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