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43-39111

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 7/12/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-K] Kimbolton 19/1/45; Missing in Action Nurnberg 20/2/45 with Warren Palmer, Spencer Shaw, Josiah Caldwell, Leon Appleby, Bill McCormick, Ray Spaulding, Oliver Michael, Bob Clark, Cliff Shaw (9 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Nurnberg; Missing Air Crew Report 12541.

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

  • Leon Appleby

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Nurnburg in B-17 #4339111

  • Josiah Caldwell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Nurnburg in B-17 43-39111.

  • Robert Clark

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Robert D. Clark one of two members of 2nd Lt. Kennewick's crew to survive collision with another B-17 over France on 9 December 1944.Mid Air Collison was the B 17G Bomber Silver Dollar and B 17G Bomber Julie Mae 42-97170. Killed in Action (KIA)....

  • William McCormick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group

  • Oliver Michael

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Nurnburg in B-17 #4339111

  • Warren Palmer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Nurnburg in B=17 #4339111 Nurnberg marshalling yards mission 20 Feb 1945. Plane hit by direct burst of flak. Plane was seen to turn and go down in a tight spiral. No chutes were seen.

  • Clifford Shaw

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Nurnburg in B-17 #4339111

  • Spenser Shaw

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Nurnburg in B-17 #4339111

  • Ray Spaulding

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group

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 20 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12541 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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