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John F. Paznar

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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

  • John Paznar

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 42-29893. Killed in Action (KIA). Earlier on May 10, 1943, took off from Gander in B-17 42-3143 en route to Prestwick, Scotland, but landed at Bunduran, Ireland. Purple Heart, AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

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 March 2019 20:56:23 Nimitz41 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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