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"Lt. Gease and crew of the 527th Bomb Squadron, 379th Bomb Group pose for the photographer at an 8th Air Force Base in England on 17 April 1944."

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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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Amalfitano

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 15 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 (OLC), PH.

  • Robert Chesnut

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist 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 (OLC), PH.

  • Roger Egan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 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 (OLC), PH.

  • 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.

  • Carl Fetterolf

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail 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.

  • Lucien Gastineau

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    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 (OLC), PH.

  • Wilton Gease

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 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. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5322 ...

  • Robert Lorentz

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 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 (OLC), PH.

  • Richard O'Neal

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 7 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: PH.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2019 16:48:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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