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Bruce William Drynan


Assigned to 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


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

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 Chicago, IL 22 October 1920

Son of William G and Lillian Drynan.

Lived in South Hawthorne Avenue, Elmhurst, IL February 1942


Date Contributor Update
13 July 2019 13:04:29 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2015 13:55:19 Tom Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, events, unit associations and media associations

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