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42-29878

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 3/3/43; Sioux City 18/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 13/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-G] Kimbolton 9/5/43; Missing in Action St Nazaire 29/5/43 with Theo Peterson, Radio Operator: John Scott (2 evaded capture); Co-pilot: Jack Bourn, Navigator: Woodrow Moore, Bombardier: Warren Rosacker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Maynard Spencer, Ball turret gunner: Bill Blubaugh, Waist gunner: Paul Cribelar, Waist gunner: Bill Ayres,Tail gunner: Gideon Brown (8 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Channel a mile offshore of St Quay-Portrieux, 10 miles N of St Breiuc, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 1293. LADY GODIVA.

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...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Ayres

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1943 in B-17 #4229878. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Blubaugh

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1943 in B-17 #4229878. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jack Bourn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1943 in B-17 #4229878. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Gideon Brown

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1943 in B-17 #4229878. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Paul Cribelar

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1943 in B-17 #4229878. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Woodrow Moore

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Woodrow Moore was Navigator on B-17 42-29878 when it was shot down on the mission to Saint-Nazaire, France, 29 May 1943. Prisoner of War (POW) - MACR 1293.

  • Theodore Peterson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down bombing the submarine pens at St. Nazaire, France on 29 May 1943 in B-17 #4229878. Evaded.

  • Warren Rosacker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1943 in B-17 #4229878. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Scott

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1943 in B-17 #4229878. Evaded.

  • Maynard Spencer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1943 in B-17 #4229878. 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....

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 29 May 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2015 23:48:52 straff Changes to nicknames
Sources

http://forum.armyairforces.com/B17-4229878-quotLady-Godivaquot-crashed-0...

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1293 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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