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"Men of the 527th Bomb Squadron, 379th Bomb Group, battle a blaze in the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Lucky Patch' (A/C No. 44-6507) which made a belly landing at an 8th Air Force Base in England on 3 May 1945."

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6507 'Lucky Patch'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 9/9/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG Lavenham 13/9/44; transferred 527BS/379BG [FO-K] Kimbolton 24/9/44; u/c coll on landing 3/5/45 with Hub Woodruff; Salvaged 6/5/45. LUCKY PATCH.

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
10 January 2019 19:23:13 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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