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42-29796

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 19/2/43; Will Rogers 5/3/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-M] Kimbolton 20/6/43; Missing in Action Kassel 28/7/43 with Chas Taylor2nd op, Navigator: John Coniglio, Bombardier: Tom Nash, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rich Howell, Ball turret gunner: Joe Kinney, Waist gunner: Harry Dent,Tail gunner: Gil Widick (7 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Reg Kendall, Radio Operator: Bill Mulcahy, Waist gunner: Art Sherman (3 evaded capture); flak 7 enemy aircraft, crashed near Vries, S of Groningen, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 1761.

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

  • John Coniglio

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4229796. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harry Dent

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4229796. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Richard Howell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4229796. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Reginald Kendall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4229796. Evaded.

  • Joseph Kinney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4229796. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Mulcahy

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4229796. Evaded.

  • Thomas Nash

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4229796. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Arthur Sherman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4229796. Evaded.

  • Charles Taylor

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group

  • Gilbert Widick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4229796. Killed in Action (KIA).

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) Over Water (OW) English Channel 28 July 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 July 2018 15:49:07 TigerTimon Changes to description
Sources

https://www.verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&s...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1761 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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