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42-3099

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-R] Kimbolton 26/4/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 11/6/43 with Bill Pinson (POW-picked up by German minesweeper R88); Co-pilot: Reed Lamb, Navigator: Davis Murdock, Bombardier: Leroy Self, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Sendzick, Radio Operator: Carrol Lohman, Ball turret gunner: Harry Anderson, Waist gunner: Larus Snydal, Waist gunner: Harry Northey,Tail gunner: Cleon Biddle (9 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft & flak hits, crashed near Borkum, near Juist Island, North Sea. Missing Air Crew Report 1368.

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

  • Harold Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #423099. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Cleon Biddle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #423099. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Reed Lamb

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #423099. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Carroll Lohman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #423099. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Davis Murdock

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #423099. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harry Northey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #423099. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Pinson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #423099. Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft III POW Medal and Purple Heart

  • Leroy Self

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 42-3099. Plane crashed into North Sea, Willemshaven, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Sendzick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #423099. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Lorus Snydal

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #423099. Plane crashed into North Sea. 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) North Sea 11 June 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2019 13:12:42 phil marchese Changes to markings
Sources

Indiv. Aircraft Record Card history

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1368 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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