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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 28/2/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FO-L] Kimbolton 2/5/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 11/6/43 with Capt George Hamrick, Navigator: Hal Herrick, Bombardier: Walt Kozel, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lother Nichols, Radio Operator: Tony Zarro, Ball turret gunner: Bill Fleck, Waist gunner: Warren Crane, Waist gunner: Jim Mitchell,Tail gunner: Jasper Gallegos (9 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Sam Gossen (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Grossheide, NW of Aurich, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1358.

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

  • Warren Crain

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group

  • William Fleck

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #4229875. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Jasper Gallegos

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #4229875. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Sam Gossen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #4229875. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Hamrick

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group

  • Hal Herrick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #4229875. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Walter Kozel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #4229875. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Mitchell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #4229875. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Lother Nichols

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group

  • Anthony Zarro

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #4229875. 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) Germany 11 June 1943

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1358 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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