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"A Crew Of The 379Th Bomb Group Poses In Front Of A Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" At An 8Th Air Force Base In England On 1 May 1944."

25th mission for Korstjens crew.
Top L-R: Capt Joeseph L Korstjens, 2Lt Byron B Clark, 2Lt Harvey "Herk" Harris, S/Sgt John K. " Jack" Rose, T/Sgt Edward I Przybyla, S/Sgt Roy E Avery.
Bottom L-R: S/Sgt Andrew M Stroman, T/Sgt Berj G Bejian, 1Lt Matthew J Scianameo, S/Sgt Elijah W "Lou" Lewis.

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...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Roy Avery

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner

  • Berj Bejian

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Byron Clark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (5 OLC), WWII Victory, EAME, 2 Unit Citations.

  • Harvey Harris

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Joseph Korstjens

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. ETD ...

  • Elijah Lewis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Flew on AC # 42-32024 'Swamp Fire' On 28 May 1944 flew 'Grapefruit Mission''Today was the day that the 379th was chosen as one of the three groups to try a new secret weapon. The much talked about glider bombs. They were released on the city of Cologne...

  • Edward Przybyla

    Military | Master Sergeant | Radio Operator; Gunner
    Flew 32 missions on B-17 number 42-32024 'Swamp Fire' which became the first B-17 in 379th BG to fly 100 missions. Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal

  • John Rose

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner

  • Matthew Scianameo

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Andrew Stroman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner
    Enlisted Reserve Corps 7 Sept. 42, active duty 21 Sept. 42; Attended AAFTS, Amarillo TX, 1943, AAFTD Boeing Acft Co. & Flex Gunnery School in Kingman, AZ, 1943; 32 missions over Europe from 18 Mar 44 - 20 June 44; went from Cpl to Sergeant. , made S...

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 16:56:10 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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