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"A crew of the 379th Bomb Group poses in front of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'The Old Fox' at an 8th Air Force base in England on 13 March 1944."



  • 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...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron


  • Edward Fenity

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin in B-17 #42-37784 24-May-44; enemy aircraft attack caused collision with #42-38082, crashed Melchow, Ger. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5322 Awards: AM, PH.


  • 42-37784 The Old Fox

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 27/8/43; Scott 29/9/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-P] Kimbolton 19/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Wilton Gease (Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Luciano Gastineau, Navigator: Bob Lorentz, Bombardier: Dick O’Neal, Flight engineer...


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01 July 2019 15:09:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations