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42-38111

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 16/12/43; Kearney 27/12/43; Presque Is 9/1/44; Nutts Corner, Belfast, N. I. 21/1/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-H] Kimbolton 12/2/44; aborted mission to Leipzig, 7/7/44 when u/c collapsed at end of runway, with Gene Jordan, Co-pilot: Chas Carver, Navigator: John Madden, tog-Bill Harris, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jess Garrett, Radio Operator: Rudolph Bransen, Ball turret gunner: Lyman Stewart, Waist gunner: Allyn Mathews, Tail gunner: Remmie Kadlick (9 Returned to Duty); sal 2 SAD 9/7/44.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Cameron

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. Flew all but five mission in B-17 42-97170 'Julie Mae'. ETD ...

  • Frank Ciancia

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Donald Corkran

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Aerial Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Flew all but five mission in B-17 42-97170 'Julie Mae'. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Walter Crickmer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Keith Cummings

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. Flew all but four missions in B-17 42-97170 'Julie Mae'. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME (2 battle stars), Good Conduct.

  • William Evans

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Sorau, Germany mission 11-Apr-44 'Tenny Belle' exploded in mid-air near Downham Market, England. Sole survivor, blown out of A/C with chute. Wounded in Action (WIA) RTD....

  • Wilton Fremaux

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer / Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Wilton Fremaux enlisted on September 14, 1942. 26 missions; B-17 Flying Fortress; T/SGT; Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner. He was from Alexandria, Louisiana. He was stationed at Kimbolton, England with the 379th Bomber Group, 524th Bomb Squadron....

  • William Ginnity

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 combat missions. Was on first Berlin Raid, March 1943. Flew in B-17 42-31083 'Tenny Belle' for most of his missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Thomas Hamm

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. Flew all but five mission in B-17 42-97170 'Julie Mae'. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME

  • George Lee

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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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....

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2020 19:45:46 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2020 19:44:09 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added connections to the 8th AF.
Added connections to the 525th BS & 379th BG mentioned in A/C description.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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