The insignia of the 524th Bomb Squadron, 379th Bomb Group. This insignia was designed by S/Sgt John "Bud" Sterling of the 524th BS 379th BG. John was a Ground Crew Chief on many aircraft such as: 42-29718 -"Fatso"; 42-107068 "Powerful Katrinka" & 43-37943 "Million Dollar Baby". After "Million Dollar Baby" went over the 100 mission mark, John renamed her the "Hundred Million Dollar Baby". John was also one of the top nose artist of the 524th BS. For his meritorious maintenance & service record John was awarded the Legion of Merit, This made him one of only four Airmen of the 379th BG to receive this award.
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The insignia of the 524th Bomb Squadron, 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...
Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-17 #42-29724. Plane crashed in to North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).