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42-102628

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 28/4/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-P] Kimbolton 13/5/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 18/6/44 with Steve King, Navigator: Don Casey, Bombardier: Chas Henry, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Wheeler, Ball turret gunner: Jim Hagen (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Milton Miller, Radio Operator: Chas Rutishauser, Waist gunner: Zigfryd Czamecki,Tail gunner: Gene Miller (4 Killed in Action); flak set #3 alight, crashed SW of Pinneberg, near Hamburg; Missing Air Crew Report 5989. G.I. JANE.

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...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Donald Casey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down at Hamburg on 6/18/44 in B-17 #42102628 Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • Zigfryd Czarnecki

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down at Hamburg in B-17 #42102628 by flak Killed in Action (KIA) KIA

  • Harold Greenwell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Flew under squadron commander Robert F. Layton, operations Officer. 15 missions over france. 15 missions over Germany

  • James Hagen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down at Hamburg on 6/18/44 in B-17 #42102628 Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • Charles Henry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down at Hamburg on 6/18/44 by flak in B-17 #42102628 POW

  • Steph King

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group

  • Eugene Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down at Hamburg in B-17 #42102628 by flak Killed in Action (KIA) KIA

  • Milton Miller

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down at Hamburg by flak on 6/18/44 in B-17 #42102628 Killed in Action (KIA) KIA

  • Charles Rutishauser

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down at Hamburg in B-17 #42102628 Killed in Action (KIA) KIA

  • Raymond Weehler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down at Hamburg on 6/18/44 in B-17 #42102628 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 18 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5989 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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