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Flight Engineer Wilmer Jacob Link and crew at 379th BG, Kimbolton, England. Wilmer is front row, third from left.

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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...

People

  • Wilmer Link

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer
    Wilmer flew twenty-eight combat missions. His first mission on December 18, 1944, was a bombing raid on Koblenz. He flew seven missions in what remained of December. Eight missions were flown in January mostly in support of American troops during the...

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
13 September 2021 03:50:48 emlink Changes to caption
Sources

Bill is my father. The caption misidentified him - he is the third from the left.

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2018 11:34:07 general ira snapsorter Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

"Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 26 "Biographies", by Charles D Taylor.

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