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"A crew of the 379th Bomb Group poses beside the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Queenie' at an 8th Air Force base in England, 24 July 1944."

Rear L-R: Unkn,Unkn, Lt Richard M Asplund, Unkn, Unkn, Unkn, Unkn, Unkn.

Front L-R: Unkn, James H Hunt, Unkn, William C Goodman, Unkn, Unkn, C Howard Polley.

Connections

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

  • Richard Asplund

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 36 x combat missions. ETD Awads: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Goodman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Hunt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • C Polley

    Military | Sergeant | Ground crew
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 42-102627 "Queenie"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG Kimbolton 19/5/44; transferred 91BG Bassingbourn 25/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 20/6/45; Reconstruction Finance...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 July 2019 08:34:51 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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