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Ground personnel of the 379th Bomb Group attend to a B-17 Flying Fortress (FR-C, serial number 42-38183) nicknamed "The Lost Angel", crash landed by Lieutenant Edmund H Lutz.

Connections

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...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edmund Lutz

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 30 x missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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,...

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
13 November 2014 15:35:14 Memory Book Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Image courtesy of Mrs Edmund H Lutz

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