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

  • 527th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-5816 'Polly' aka 'Judy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 25/2/43; Cheyenne 3/3/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 4/8/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-Q] Kimbolton 23/4/43; 2 Base Air Depot, Lt Staughton 4/4/44; Returned to the USA Homestead 25/7/44; Tinker 6/8/44; Patterson 27...


Date Contributor Update
21 July 2019 11:42:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations