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"A crew of the 379th Bomb Group poses beside the Lockheed Vega B-17 "Flying Fortress" at an 8th Air Force base in England."

Lt Kermit Wooldridge kneels 2nd from left.



  • 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


  • Kermit Wooldridge

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Kermit D. Wooldridge was a high school drop out living in Texas in 1934. He described himself as "incorrigible." Forging his mother's signature, he joined the U.S Army at 16 and served with the 7th Cavalry for several years. On Dec.24, 1941, just...


Date Contributor Update
07 February 2020 19:18:50 phil marchese Changes to caption

Vega B-17G
Marchese; FLYING FORTRESS 1939 1945

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2019 14:24:26 fbeka Changes to caption

I changed the caption of the group photo. I had Wooldridge as "far left" but it should have said "2nd from left".

I also changed Lt Col Wooldridge to Lt Wooldridge as he was not a Lt Col in that photo. Thank you. fran

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2019 18:41:32 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations