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The 379th BG overseas ogininal crew of Lt Kermit D. Woolridge crew (also see n spelled Wooldridge) . The crew's first missions were flown on 42-5822 (no Nose art name), and the image is a match to an F-25-VE.



  • 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...


  • 42-5822 Little Maggie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 27/2/43; Cheyenne 4/3/43; Gore Fd 18/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-G] Kimbolton 21/4/43; battle damaged Kassel 28/7/43 with Kermit Wooldridge, Co-pilot: Don Herrin, Navigator: Bill Cook, Bombardier:...


Date Contributor Update
13 February 2020 17:08:02 phil marchese Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

Richard Lewis (379th BG historian) submission to FLYING FORTRESS 1936 1945 ( Flip Marchese Facebook group, Feb, 2020)