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"A crew of the 379th Bomb Group poses beside the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Swamp Fire' at an 8th Air Force base in England, 14 March 1944."

Rear L-R: T/Sgt Thomas F Cunningham, 1Lt Kenneth J Duval, Unkn, Unkn, 2Lt Robert Walsh.

Front L-R: 2Lt Fernando Leonardy, Unkn, Unkn.

Connections

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 Bomb Squadron

People

  • Thomas Cunningham

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kenneth Duvall

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD ...

  • Fernando Leonardy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Walsh

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 1Lt Kenneth Duvall crew. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 42-32024 Swamp Fire

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Swamp Fire was the first Heavy Bomber to reach 100 Missions - "Without an Abort" for the 379th BG. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2019 15:22:54 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/48252296?terms=Fernando%20Leonardy

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