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"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."



  • 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


  • John Martin

    Military | Captain | Pilot

  • Linwood Savage

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Slick

    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'. ...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
01 July 2019 15:31:50 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2019 15:11:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations