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



  • 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


  • 42-29876 BATTLIN' BOBBIE.

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/2/43; Gore 4/3/43; Souix City 18/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-B] Kimbolton 23/4/43; Missing in Action Nantes 16/9/43 with Elton Hoyt, Co-pilot: Norman Schroeder, Navigator: Bill Cook, Bombardier:...


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21 July 2019 16:54:49 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations