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Group 379-15-1 July12-1945 Combat Crew

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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...

  • Headquarters (379th Bomb Group)

People

  • Michael Arooth

    Military | Master Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-29896 'Tondelayo'. Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base. Officially credited with nine enemy aircraft destroyed as detailed in The Mighty Eighth by Roger Freeman. He received head injuries when The Tondelayo...

  • Elmer Bendiner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-29896 'Tondelayo'. Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Bohn Fawkes

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 combat missions. Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29896 'Tondelayo'. Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base. Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 42-29896 Tondelayo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Tinker 28/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43. ...

Locations

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2020 13:11:48 general ira snapsorter Changes to aircraft associations
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Associated aircraft

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2020 16:21:08 Hicksjd2 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

David Hicks Photo By Corplal JD Hicks 593d AAF Base Unit

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