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"A crew of the 379th Bomb Group poses beside a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" at an 8th Air Force base in England, 29 June 1943."

Rear L-R: Maj Andrew K. Dutch III, Unkn. Col Louis W Rohr, Unkn. Lt Col Joseph A. Brown, Col Maurice A. Preston

Front L-R: Garland H Morgan. Harold E Forrest. Robert J Redmon. Robert H Fernstaedt. Unkn.

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...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Brown

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Group Bombardier
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Group bombardier. ETD. ...

  • Andrew Dutch

    Military | Major | Group Navigator
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC (3OLC), AM (7OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Fernstaedt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    25 missions club

  • Harold Forrest

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    25 mission club

  • Garland Morgan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    25 mission club

  • Maurice Preston

    Military | General | Commanding Officer
    First Commander of the 379th BG Silver Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Robert Redmon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    25 mission club

  • Louis Rohr

    Military | Colonel | Air Executive Officer
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD ...

Aircraft

  • 42-29934

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/3/43; Cheyenne 17/3/43; Walla Walla 2/4/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Selfridge 27/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-G] Kimbolton 6/6/43; Missing in Action Nantes 16/9/43 with Don Murray, Co-pilot: Bob McGraw, Navigator:...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 70

    29 June 1943
    1st Bomb Wing despatches two formations: one has the air depot at Villacoublay, France as their primary; and one has the Luftwaffe airfield at Tricqueville, France as their primary. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 August 2019 08:30:04 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32191925?terms=42-29915

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2019 13:01:41 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32191925?terms=42-29915

Date Contributor Update
21 July 2019 17:26:48 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32191925

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