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"Carol Dawn" Aircraft ID 42-37805 527th BS, 379th BG, Kimbolton, England

Connections

Units

  • 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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37805 'Carol Dawn'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 6/9/43; Gr Island 23/9/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-R] Kimbolton 2/12/43; to 527BG [FO-B]; retUS Bradley 12/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 15/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

Missions

  • 896

    19 March 1945

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
07 January 2016 20:54:22 crenshawbm Changes to caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Cross reference to mission log, and hand written caption from photographer. 3/19/45 mission over Plauen crossed from 8th AAF records showing aircraft flew 127 total missions. Handwritten caption shows "Carol Dawn - 125 missions" the 125th mission in aircraft mission log was 3/19/45 over Paulen. Photographer E.D. Crenshaw (radio operator) mission log also shows Plauen on 3/19/45. Photo scanned from family album.

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2016 19:38:24 crenshawbm Created entry with unit associations and place associations
Sources

Family records

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