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42-29829

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 23/2/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-F/P] Kimbolton 18/5/43; Missing in Action Bernburg 22/2/44 with Bob Haston, Radio Operator: Gordon Fisher, Waist gunner: Bill Nixon, Waist gunner: Conrad Gemmecke,Tail gunner: Lester Adriensen (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Foy Clingmanchute failed, Navigator: Harry Sheafferfell out of bomb bay minus chute when attempting to to release a hung up bomb, Bombardier: Stanislaw Burblistogg, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ken Raack, Ball turret gunner: Bob Spisak (5 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed two miles S of Gottingen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2870. SONS O' SATAN.

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

  • Lester Adriansen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner, Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down fighters and crashed near Gottingen shortly after leaving the target at Halberstadt, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-29829. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Barnard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Schweinfurt raid 17-Aug-43. Shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Dorrebach, 6 miles W of Bingen, Germany Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1350 Award: PH.

  • Joseph Blanton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 14 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Liege, Belgium. Shot down 30-Jul-43 in B-17 'Flying Jenny' 42-5829. Baled out, "Rather was thrown out of A/C by ships motion" luckily with his parachute. Prisoner of War...

  • John Bremer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Stanislaw Burblis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down fighters and crashed near Gottingen shortly after leaving the target at Halberstadt, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-29829. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Marvin Charlson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Schweinfurt raid 17-Aug-43. Shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Dorrebach, 6 miles W of Bingen, Germany Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1350 Award: AM, PH.

  • Foy Clingman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down fighters and crashed near Gottingen shortly after leaving the target at Halberstadt, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-29829. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Walter Crickmer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Henry Cushman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 15 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Schweinfurt raid 17-Aug-43. Shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Dorrebach, 6 miles W of Bingen, Germany Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1350 Award: AM, PH.

  • Charles Daniel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME

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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 22 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2020 03:00:58 phil marchese Changes to production block number, nicknames and markings
Sources

AAM associated image and synopsis.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2870 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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