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A bomber crew of the 379th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29772, WA-R) nicknamed "Mojo"



  • 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...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29772

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/2/43; Sioux City 14/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-R] Kimbolton 2/5/43; AFSC 7/4/44; Returned to the USA Rome 1/9/44; Williams 20/3/45; La Junta 29/3/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...


Date Contributor Update
02 August 2018 10:57:15 Emily Changes to caption and aircraft associations

Changes to caption and associations based on information provided by cody1947

The aircraft was previously misidentified as 42-31028, which was a later model of B-17 and would have been fitted with cheek guns.

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2016 10:14:40 Lucy May Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations

Added association to unit and aircraft as given in caption.

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2016 03:33:07 cody1947 Created entry with caption

Aircraft, airmen and Nose Art of the 379th BG

The aircraft record card and the 379th BG Anthology.