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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 5 March 1944."

Rear L-R: T/Sgt Leo A Chruby, Col Herschel Streit, Lt Jesse R Pitts, Lt Robert J Marcott, Lt Lawrence Kundin, Sgt Raymond W Finicle, Sgt James E Williams, Sgt John E Snell.

Front L-R: Unkn, Unkn, Mike R Boyovich, Unkn, Unkn, Sgt Lopez, Sgt Stanley Robert Owens.

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

  • Mike Boyovich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 27 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Leo Chruby

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Poix, FR 13-Mar-44 in B-17G 42-39980; Shot down by coastal guns and crashed just off the French coast. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3240 ...

  • Raymond Finicle

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Flew on 'Penny Ante' ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lawrence Kundin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Flew on 'Penny Ante' ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Marcott

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, PH (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals.

  • Stanley Owens

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gunner
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 27 x combat missions. Flew on B-17 'Penny Ante'. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jesse Pitts

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Flew on B-17 'Penny Ante'. ETD Instructed stateside and flew for Air Transport Command. Awards: DFC, AM, Croix de Guerre, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Snell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Hershell Streit

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), DUC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Williams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Flew on 'Penny Ante' ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2019 12:56:49 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
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Date Contributor Update
26 June 2019 20:59:04 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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