The 379th BG overseas ogininal crew of Lt Kermit D. Woolridge crew (also see n spelled Wooldridge) . The crew's first missions were flown on 42-5822 (no Nose art name), and the image is a match to an F-25-VE.
Delivered Long Beach 27/2/43; Cheyenne 4/3/43; Gore Fd 18/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-G] Kimbolton 21/4/43; battle damaged Kassel 28/7/43 with Kermit Wooldridge, Co-pilot: Don Herrin, Navigator: Bill Cook, Bombardier: Howard McNeill, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Everett Love, Radio Operator: Don Lavin*, Ball turret gunner: Solomon Canter*, Waist gunner: Duane Lamiell*, Waist gunner: Stan Larson*,Tail gunner: Eldred Andruss (10RTD - * slightly wia); crash landed RAF Foulsham, Nfk. Salvaged.
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...
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
Kermit D. Wooldridge was a high school drop out living in Texas in 1934. He described himself as "incorrigible." Forging his mother's signature, he joined the U.S Army at 16 and served with the 7th Cavalry for several years. On Dec.24, 1941, just...
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....
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