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All of these ships were part of the "Original 41". They were the first aircraft assigned to the 379th BG and flown overseas by the Group. Closest is 42-3113 FR-F "No Nose Art"; Then 42-29891 WA-N is "Dangerous Dan" - Next is 42-29893 WA-Q "El Diablo" shot down over Nantes, France 9/16/43 - Furthest away is 42-5828 WA-O; later she would be re-designated WA-D and named "Sweater Girl". WA is code for the 524th BS and FR- is code for the 525th BS.

Assigned Air Combat Crews:
42-3113 - Noel R. Britten Crew
42-29891- William Jones Crew
42-29893 – Lester Brumley Crew
42-5828 – William Brownlow III Crew

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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...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron
  • 525th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Beilstein

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #4229893. Evaded.

  • Noel Britten

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #423114. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Brownlow

    Military | Captain | Pilot

  • Lester Brumley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Silver Star

  • Floyd Jamerson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #4229893. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Jones

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Distinguished Service Cross 1944

  • John Semach

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #4229893. Evaded. Earlier on May 10, 1943, took off from Gander in B-17 42-3143 en route to Prestwick, Scotland, but landed at Bunduran, Ireland.

Aircraft

  • 42-29891 'Dangerous Dan'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-N] Kimbolton 22/4/43; returned Osnabruck 22/12/43 with Ken Davis, Co-pilot: Chas Fowler, Navigator: Paul Clark, Bombardier: Stan Dolgin, Flight...

  • 42-29893 El Diablo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 22/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-Q] Kimbolton 24/4/43; Missing in Action Nantes 16/9/43 with Floyd H. Jamerson - Pilot, and Radio Operator -John F. Paznar both Killed in Action;...

  • 42-3113 See markings below.

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43; Assigned 94BG /43; transferred 525BS/379BG [FR-F] Kimbolton 3/43; Missing in Action St Nazaire 29/5/43 with Art Hale, Co-pilot: Stuart Sharp, Navigator: Vern Andruskeiwicz, Bombardier: Jerry Ahernm, Flight...

  • 42-5828

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 28/2/43; Sioux City 18/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-O] Kimbolton 22/4/43; Missing in Action Bunde 22/2/44 with John Morse{fell 20ft from roof of building, taken to hospital with back injury}, Co...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2019 20:48:51 Nimitz41 Changes to person associations
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personal collection of John N. beilstein

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2019 19:51:17 Nimitz41 Changes to caption
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Information from MACR of 42-29893

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2015 18:34:23 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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AAM DB Entry.

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2015 14:01:08 cody1947 Changes to caption
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379th BG Records and personal research

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2015 13:58:30 cody1947 Changes to caption
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379th BG records and personal research.

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2015 14:49:31 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
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AAM DB Entry

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2015 03:17:43 Shazbott1540 Created entry with aircraft associations
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