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42-29891

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-N] Kimbolton 22/4/43; returned Osnabruck 22/12/43 with Ken Davis, Co-pilot: Chas Fowler, Navigator: Paul Clark, Bombardier: Stan Dolgin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alex Hanson, Radio Operator: Frank Miller, Ball turret gunner: Tom Stapleton, Waist gunner: George Wall, Waist gunner: McCauley Price,Tail gunner: Joe Supulski (10 Returned to Duty); engine trouble caused crash landed Ubbeston, near Leiston, Sfk., UK; Salvaged. DANGEROUS DAN.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Eldred Andruss

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 10 x combat missions. Flew Kassel raid 28-July, lost control cables on B-17 42-29974 by flak damage. Crash landed in B-17 42-5822 at Norfolk RAF base returning crew with 4 crew members wounded. Failed to Return (FTR...

  • 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.

  • Thomas Cahill

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 mission club. 26 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • 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.

  • Paul Clark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 30 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-3325 'Paddy Gremlin'. Prisoner of War (POW). Earlier 22 December 1943 in B-17 #42-29891 ÒDangerous DanÓ crashed on return due to engine trouble. 10 RTD POW

  • 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.

  • Kenneth Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 30 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-3325 'Paddy Gremlin'. Prisoner of War (POW). Earlier, 22 December 1943 in B-17 #42-29891 ÒDangerous DanÓ crashed on return due to engine trouble. 10 RTD POW

  • Stanley Dolgin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 30 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-3325 'Paddy Gremlin'. Prisoner of War (POW). Earlier 22 December 1943 in B-17 #42-29891 ÒDangerous DanÓ crashed on return from mission to Osnabruck due to engine trouble. 10 RTD....

  • Charles Fowler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 30 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-3325 'Paddy Gremlin'. Prisoner of War (POW). Earlier 22 December 1943 in B-17 #42-29891 ÒDangerous DanÓ crashed on return from mission to Osnabruck due to engine trouble. 10 RTD....

  • Kenneth Gibbs

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Schweinfurt raid in B-17 42-29830 'Peter Wabbit' 17-Aug-43. Shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Dorrebach, 6 miles W of Bingen, Germany Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1350...

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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....

  • Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Dallas, TX, USA 1943

Built at Boeing.

Delivered Texas, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Kimbolton, UK 1943

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Ubbeston, UK 22 December 1943

Returned Osnabruck 22-Dec-43. Engine trouble crash landed Ubbeston, near Leiston, Suffolk. 10 x RTD.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2016 17:25:29 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

AAM Bd entry.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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