"A crew of the 379th Bomb Group poses beside a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" at an 8th Air Force base in England, 11 November 1943."
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...
Military | Captain | Pilot
Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
27 missions from 16 September 1943 to 13 March 1944. Almost failed to take off on first mission. Pilot had problems with controls. Left runway and continued in mud, nearly taking out the control tower. Name of plane: '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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