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"A crew of the 524th Bomb Squadron, 379th Bomb Group pose beside the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'The Sweater [Girl]' at an 8th Air Force Base in England, 1 October 1943.

Rear L-R: Capt William G Brownlow III, 1Lt William C Follmer, Unkn, 1Lt Wilma L Hawkins, 2Lt Donald W Hefkin, T/Sgt Harold E Forrest, S/Sgt Robert Fernstaedt.

Middle L-R: T/Sgt Garland H Morgan, S/Sgt Robert J Redmon, S/Sgt Alex S Rule.

Front L-R: Unkn, Unkn, Unkn, Unkn, Unkn.



  • 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

    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



  • 42-5828 Sweater Girl

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 28/2/43; Sioux City 18/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-O] Kimbolton 22/4/43; Missing in Action Bunde 22/2/44 with John Morsefell 20ft from roof of building, taken to hospital with back injury, Co...


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22 June 2019 12:21:32 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations