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John F. Paznar



  • 379th Bomb Group

    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...


  • 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


  • 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....


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