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Edited Field Order #506: Madgeburg Sep. 28, 1944 describing The Lost Angel (a/c 42-38183) returning to base with no incident.

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Units

  • 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...

People

  • James Rung

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Crashed in B-17 42-38183 on 28-Sep-44. Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 Battle Stars).

Aircraft

  • 42-38183 The Lost Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/1/44; Albuquerque 12/1/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-C] Kimbolton 10/2/44; then 524BS [WA-G] ; flak battle damaged, crash landed Magdeburg 28/9/44 with Stan Bailey, Co-pilot: Sumner Alpert, Navigator: Jim Rung, Bombardier: Bill Coles,...

Missions

  • 652

    28 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2019 17:27:04 lateralus2 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Edited version of Field Order #506 from The National Archives; purchased by Missy Rung-Blue from the 379th Bomb Group Association. Scan by Missy Rung-Blue.

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