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"Capt. Shumake 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


    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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lionel Carrillo

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin in B-17 42-38082 24-May-44; enemy aircraft attack caused collision with 42-37784, crashed Melchow, Ger. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5321 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Lyle Edmondson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 15 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin in B-17 42-38082 24-May-44; enemy aircraft attack caused collision with 42-37784, crashed Melchow, Ger. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5321 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Jack Lairmore

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 15 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin in B-17 42-38082 24-May-44; enemy aircraft attack caused collision with 42-37784, crashed Melchow, Ger. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5321 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Jack Lambert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 15 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin in B-17 42-38082 24-May-44; enemy aircraft attack caused collision with 42-37784, crashed Melchow, Ger. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5321 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Thomas Meehan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 15 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin in B-17 42-38082 24-May-44; enemy aircraft attack caused collision with 42-37784, crashed Melchow, Ger. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5321 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Chester Piatkowski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 22 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin in B-17 42-38082 24-May-44; enemy aircraft attack caused collision with 42-37784, crashed Melchow, Ger. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5321 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Regis Savage

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 15 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin in B-17 42-38082 24-May-44; enemy aircraft attack caused collision with 42-37784, crashed Melchow, Ger. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5321 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Lytle Shumake

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin in B-17 42-38082 24-May-44; enemy aircraft attack caused collision with 42-37784, crashed Melchow, Ger. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5321 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • George Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 15 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin in B-17 42-38082 24-May-44; enemy aircraft attack caused collision with 42-37784, crashed Melchow, Ger. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5321 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2019 17:24:51 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32188951?terms=42-37784

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