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Thomas Francis Cunningham


Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Kenneth Duvall

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-32024 Swamp Fire

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Swamp Fire was the first Heavy Bomber to reach 100 Missions - "Without an Abort" for the 379th BG. ...


  • 8th Air Force 230 BIG WEEK - DAY 3

    22 February 1944
    The German aircraft industry is again targeted in Day 3 of BIG WEEK. A combined total od 789 bombers (maximum effort) are despathed from 1st 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. Fighter opposition is heavy and bomber losses in 1st Air Division are massive - 39...

Associated Place

  • 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....


Event Location Date
Born Youngstown, Ohio 27 August 1923

Son of Thomas S and Cecilia C [Metzinger] Cunningham.

Enlisted Fort Hayes, Columbus, OH 28 November 1942

Fort Hayes,
Columbus Ohio

Based Kimbolton 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Youngstown, OH 17 March 2002
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Youngstown, OH 20 March 2002

Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery
Mahoning County, OH


Date Contributor Update
30 May 2019 15:36:46 Al_Skiff Changes to events and media associations

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2019 13:58:24 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:54 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self