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42-107014

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26/1/44; Kearney 15/2/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-K] Kimbolton 30/3/44; Missing in Action Zeitz 30/11/44 with Bob Puckett, Don Childes, Chas Ingraham, George Reedy, Bob Salley, Roman Yriarte, Alvin Hirschi, Jarvis Williams, Attilio Tirapelli (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Zeitz, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 11057. LUCY.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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

  • Karl Becker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Returned from mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Lil Satan' after direct hit to nose of A/C. Returned to Duty (RTD). 25-Jun-44. MACR 6738. Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Donald Childes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Zietz 30-Nov-44 in B-17 42-107014 'Lucy'; Shot down by flak Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11057 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Alvin Hirschi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Zietz 30-Nov-44 in B-17 42-107014 'Lucy'; Shot down by flak Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11057 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Ingraham

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Zietz 30-Nov-44 in B-17 42-107014 'Lucy'; Shot down by flak Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11057 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Puckett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Zietz 30-Nov-44 in B-17 42-107014 'Lucy'; Shot down by flak Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11057 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Reedy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 22 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Zietz 30-Nov-44 in B-17 42-107014 'Lucy'; Shot down by flak Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11057 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Salley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 27 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Zietz 30-Nov-44 in B-17 42-107014 'Lucy'; Shot down by flak Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11057 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Smith

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. Returned from mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Lil Satan' after direct hit to nose of A/C. Returned to Duty (RTD). 25-Jun-44. MACR 6738. ...

  • Attilio Tirapelli

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Zietz 30-Nov-44 in B-17 42-107014 'Lucy'; Shot down by flak Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11057 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jarvis Williams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Zietz 30-Nov-44 in B-17 42-107014 'Lucy'; Shot down by flak Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11057 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Missions

  • 731

    30 November 1944

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
Manufactured Long Beach, CA 1944

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Cheyenne AAF, WY 26 January 1944

Delivered Cheyenne AAF 26-Jan-44.

Assigned Kimbolton, UK 30 March 1944

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Zietz, Germany 30 November 1944 – 30 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Zietz 30-Nov-44; Shot down by flak 9 x POW. MACR 11057

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2019 10:27:01 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30641118

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11057 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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