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42-5821

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 27/2/43; Sioux City 18/3/43; Dow Fd 13/4/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [F0-0] Kimbolton 22/4/43; Missing in Action Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 with Dave Rees, Co-pilot: Clair Dietrich, Navigator: Bill Busch, Bombardier: Ernie Galloway (4 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Brennan, Radio Operator: Joe Murphy, Ball turret gunner: Dominick Fiorani, Waist gunner: Jim Williams, Waist gunner: Chester Lunquist,Tail gunner: Stam Govern (6 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Leimersdorf, seven miles N of Ahrweiler, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1360. CINDY.

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

  • David Bees

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group

  • John Brennan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group

  • William Busch

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group

  • Carl Denny

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 15 x combat missions. Shot down 30-Jul-43 in B-17 'Flying Jenny' 42-5829. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1361 Awards: PH.

  • Clair Dietrich

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group

  • Dominick Fiorani

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 42-5821 'Cindy. ' Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Ernest Galloway

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group

  • Stanley Govern

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 42-5821 'Cindy. ' Killed in Action.

  • Chester Lundquist

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 42-5821 'Cindy. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Murphy

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group

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Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 81

    12 August 1943
    This mission is separated into two elements. The first element is a combined force of 183 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division: 91BG (22); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20); 351BG (21); 379BG (21); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are dispatched to bomb...

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 12 August 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1360 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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