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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.

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

Aircraft

  • 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...

Revisions

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