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Martin A Kane

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) The 'Screwball Express' sustained severe damage and the crew bailed out . Lt Kane's main chute only partially opened and he landed face down in shallow water in a swamp. Plane was a B-17 42-97128. The rest of the crew survived.

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97128 Screwball Express

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Alexandra 15/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 6/3/44; transferred 384BG Grafton Underwood 12/3/44; 527BS/379BG [FO-M] Kimbolton 28/12/44. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Died 5 April 1945
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2015 11:20:30 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and aircraft associations
Sources

Associated aircraft.
MACR 15864

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 340 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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