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"A crew of the 379th Bomb Group poses beside the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" "Stardust" at an 8th Air Force base in England, 3 May 1945."

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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

  • Robert Fullmer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    completed 32 combat missions with Royall's crew on b-17 'Stardust'

  • Phillip Gfrerer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner, Togglier
    completed 32 combat missions with Royall's crew on b-17 'Stardust'

  • Louis Kazar

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    completed 32 combat missions with Royall's crew on b-17 'Stardust'

  • James Munson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Robert Pitchford

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    completed 32 combat missions with Royall's crew on b-17 'Stardust'

  • John Royall

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flew most of his 35 combat missions with the same crew. Plane name was 'Stardust' Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joe Saunders

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Elmer Sines

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    completed 32 combat missions with Royall's crew on b-17 'Stardust'

Aircraft

  • 44-6835

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 27/11/44; Grenier 5/12/44; Assigned 527BS379BG [FO-A] Kimbolton 19/1/45; transferred 839BS/487BG Lavenham 22/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; Independence 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 July 2019 12:09:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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