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This shot my father said is from he and the rest of the crew right after they landed in England after flying from the United States.

My father, Wallace B. Kirkpatrick is far right, hands on hips.



  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 369th Bomb Squadron


  • Wallace Kirkpatrick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    On 13 January 1943 in B-17F 41-24498 while serving as Navigator the aircraft sustained a mid-air collision with B-17F 41-24471 "Four of a Kind" 306BG/369BS just north of the target at Lille, France. He was able to parachute to safety and was captured....


  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...


Date Contributor Update
28 December 2017 16:39:25 JBKirkpatrick Changes to place associations

Wallace B Kirkpatrick's photos

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2017 15:04:06 JBKirkpatrick Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

From my fathers photos (Wallace B Kirkpatrick).