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William Bruce Plough

Military

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Force landed in B-17G 42-38183 on 28 September 1944. Returned to duty (RTD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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

    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

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 during raid on Magdeburg 28/9/44. Took out 2 engines on one wing, flak came through the windshield and glass got into...

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....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Wabash County, IN 21 March 1917

Son of William and Letha Leona [Draper] Plough.

Enlisted Camp Perry, Lacarne, OH 17 October 1942

Camp Perry,
Lacarne, Ohio

Based Kimbolton 1944 – 1945

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

Force landed RTD RAF Kimbolton, UK 28 September 1944

Force landed in B-17G 42-38183 on 28 September 1944. Returned to duty (RTD).

Died North Manchester, IN 16 January 2009
Buried Hopewell Cemetery Lagro 21 January 2009

Hopewell Cemetery
Lagro, Wabash County, IN

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2018 17:15:36 Al_Skiff Changes to events and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28678953
https://www.fold3.com/record/84290172-william-b-plough
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/33239623/william-bruce-plough

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2018 17:14:45 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28678953
https://www.fold3.com/record/84290172-william-b-plough
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/33239623/william-bruce-plough

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2018 16:41:33 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28678953
https://www.fold3.com/record/84290172-william-b-plough
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/33239623/william-bruce-plough

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2018 16:38:53 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28678953
https://www.fold3.com/record/84290172-william-b-plough
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/33239623/william-bruce-plough

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2018 14:54:33 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28678953
https://www.fold3.com/record/84290172-william-b-plough
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/33239623/william-bruce-plough

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9363

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