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A flight of B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 379th Bomb Group.



  • 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

    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...


  • 44-8425

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 12/9/44; Hunter 16/9/44; Grenier 10/10/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 14/10/44; battle damaged Desden 17/4/45 with ?; Salvaged 18/4/45. CONNIE.


Date Contributor Update
10 October 2018 17:42:05 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:32 AAM AAM ingest

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