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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26/3/44; Kearney 15/4/44; Grenier 7/5/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 10/5/44;



  • John Briggs

    Military | Major | Pilot / Squadron CO | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 20 x combat missions. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Luis Coppola

    Military | Captain | Pilot on B-17 | 379th Bomb Group

  • John Lohr

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    In 1944 John F. Lohr was assigned to the 8th Air Force's 379th Bomb Group,526th squadron in the European Theater and Participated in the Battle of the Ardennes as a radio operator/gunner on a B-17 based in Kimbolton England.

  • Leonard Reed

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Leonard D. Reed was born on the family farm in Summit Township, Sully County, South Dakota near the town of Onida. After high school, he moved to Antioch, California in 1941 and joined the police department. He entered the army in March 1944 and was...


  • 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....


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Date Contributor Update
06 June 2018 14:49:07 domino47 Changes to nicknames

Log of Fred T. White's WWII combat missions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log