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A crew of the 379th Bomb Group poses beside a boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Stumper Jumper' at an 8th Air Force Base in England, 16 July 1943. 42-30237 "Stump Jumper" (379th BG 524th BS WA-V) transferred to Aphrodite [ remote controlled drone flying bomb loaded with Torpex explosives ] missions, lost on Oldenburg Power station 1st Jan 45 [ crashed en route to target due to flak].

Top row (standing)
Armstrong, Donald B, T/ Sgt, R Waist Gunner
Theiss, Joseph E, Lt, Pilot
Edwards, James G, Lt, Navigator
Peifer, Thomas D, Lt, Bombardier
Krafft, Julius "Red" W, Lt, Co-Pilot

Front row (kneeling)
Frydryk, Frank P, S/Sgt, Ball Turret
Hill, George R, Sgt, Tail Gunner
Nolan, Morrison T, S/Sgt, Top Turret
Klump, Delbert W, T/Sgt, L Waist Gunner
McKeegan, Hugh (NMI), Sgt, Radio Operator/Gunner.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A11460-A71025AC.

Connections

Units

  • 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

    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
  • Base Air Depot 1

    Base Air Depot 1

    Headquarters

People

  • Donald Armstrong

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #423300. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Edwards

    Military | Captain | Squadron Navigator

  • Frank Frydryk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #423300. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • George Hill

    Military | Private | Gunner

  • Delbert Klump

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #423300. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Julius Krafft

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #423300. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Hugh McKeegan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #423300. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Morrison Nolan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #423300. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Peifer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #423300. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Theiss

    Military | Major | Squadron Commander

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]...

Locations

  • 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....

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2015 08:49:00 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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