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B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 379th Bomb Group at Kimbolton at Sunset, March 1944. Image via Edmund H Lutz, 379th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Sunset of the 379th Bomb Group base, Kimbolton England, March 1944.'

IWM catalogue record

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

B-17 Fliyng Fortresses of the 379th Bomb Group at Kimbolton at Sunset, March 1944. Image via Edmund H Lutz, 379th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Sunset of the 379th Bomb Group base, Kimbolton England, March 1944.'

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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...

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
01 June 2015 12:33:38 Lucy May Changes to caption
Sources

Corrected typo in caption.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:29:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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