Skip to main content

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Personnel of the 379th Bomb Group transfer a casualty from a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30237) nicknamed "Stump Jumper" in to a waiting field ambulance. Official caption printed on image: '(GPR-190-8-379) (June).' Printed caption on reverse: '71146 AC- A crew member of the 379th Bomb Group who was injured during a mission over Europe is carried from the Boeing B-17 "Stump Jumper" to a waiting ambulance at an 8th Air Force base in England. June 1944. US Air Force Photo.'

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

People

  • William Whitt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Zudausques, France mission (rocket site) B-17 42-30237 'Stump Jumper' Captain Walter Smith's crew.

Aircraft

  • 42-30237 'Stump Jumper'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/5/43; Gore 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-V] Kimbolton 1/6/43; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 4/8/44; APH Knettishall, Crashed due to flak short of target [Oldenburg power station]...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

Share