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42-107051

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 7/2/44; Rapid City 1/3/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, transferred 525BS/379BG [FR-A] Kimbolton 9/5/44; Missing in Action Trier 11/5/44 with Asa Romberger, Navigator: Harry Loflin, Bombardier: George Boyer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sam Renda, Radio Operator: Carl Lamb, Ball turret gunner: Tom Folk, Waist gunner: Harry Schauss (7 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Adolph Brocato,Tail gunner: Myles Sullivan (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Irsch, three miles SE of Trier, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4877.

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...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron

People

  • George Boyer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-17 #42107051 'Gene Ellen. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Adolph Brocato

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-17 #42107051 'Gene Ellen. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Folk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-17 #42107051 'Gene Ellen. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Carl Lamb

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-17 #42107051 'Gene Ellen. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Harry Loflin

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-17 #42107051 'Gene Ellen. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Sam Renda

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-17 #42107051 'Gene Ellen. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Asa Romberger

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    www.wwiimemorial.com

  • Harold Schauss

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-17 #42107051 'Gene Ellen. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Myles Sullivan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-17 #42107051 'Gene Ellen. ' 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....

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 11 May 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4877 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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