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42-3325

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 7/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-Y] Kimbolton 1/6/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Ken Davis, Co-pilot: Chas Fowler, Navigator: Paul Clark, Bombardier: Stan Dolgin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alex Hansen{kia?}, Radio Operator: Francis Miller, Ball turret gunner: Tom Stapleton, Waist gunner: McCauley Price, Waist gunner: George Wall,Tail gunner: Joe Susickee (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, ditched North Sea, Missing Air Crew Report 2867. PADDY GREMLIN.

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...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Constant Anszperger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.28 x combat missions. ETD 12 August 1943 on mission to oil refinery in Germany, landed with severe bomb damage. in B17 42-29933. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Bigler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 14 x combat missions. Co-pilot of B-17 42-29866 'Judy B' on Hamburg mission, when pilot Lt Willis C Carlisle was killed at controls. A/C fought of fighters whilst in uncontrolled plunge from 16,000ft to 3,500ft 25...

  • Weldon Bledsoe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Bonin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Wernigeerode in B-17F 42-31028; Hit by flak, exploded in mid-air and crashed near Munster, Germany on 22-Feb-44. Prisoner of War(POW). MACR 2872 ...

  • Leo Borkowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Wernigeerode in B-17F 42-31028; Hit by flak, exploded in mid-air and crashed near Munster, Germany on 22-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2872 . ...

  • John Bradley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 14 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Le Bourget in B-17 42-29866; Shot down by flak 16-Aug-43. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1352 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME

  • Willis Carlisle

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x combat missions. Fatally wounded by fighter attack in B-17 42-29866 'Judy B' on Hamburg mission. Took deflected round (ricocheted off co-pilots seat) in back. Crew fought of fighters and co-pilot returned A/C...

  • 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

  • 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....

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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 30 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2867 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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