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"Lt. Bailey and crew of the 524th Bomb Squadron, 379th Bomb Group pose for the photographer at an 8th Air Force Base in England, 19 July 1944."

Front L-R: 2Lt Stanley E Bailey, 2Lt Sumner M Alpert, 2Lt Leo H Butler, 2Lt William Fenning.
Rear L-R: Unk, Sgt William B Plough, Unk, Unk, Unk.

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 524th Fighter Squadron

    524th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The squadron was re-manned and re-equipped at Hunter Field with the Douglas A-20 Havoc light bomber. After additional training in Mississippi and Louisiana, the group moved to Ste-Barbe-du-Tlelat Airfield, Algeria, arriving on 26 December[1] to enter...

People

  • Sumner Alpert

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Force landed at Kimbolton in B-17 42-38183 on 28-Sep-44. Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, died in a fatal crash of C-47 43-15594 in Alaska 29-Jun-55.

  • Stanley Bailey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Force landed in B-17G 42-38183 on 28 September 1944. Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Leo Butler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Plough

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Force landed in B-17G 42-38183 on 28 September 1944. Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Date Contributor Update
20 December 2018 16:39:37 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
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Date Contributor Update
20 December 2018 14:24:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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