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Reuben C Moore


Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Delbert Milliron

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), 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...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38745 Tag-a-Long

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 14/10/44; battle damaged Plauen 23/2/45 with Vernon Olson, crash landed (?continent/Ipswich?)o; Salvaged.

  • 44-6614

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 22/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-D] Kimbolton 28/10/44; landing accident at RAF West Malling, Kent, UK with Jim Martin, nosed over 17/3/45; Salvaged 18/3/45.

  • 44-6619 'Big Gas Bird' 'Darling Dot'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 23/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-S] Rougham 11/10/44 BIG GAS BIRD; Missing in Action Kaiserlautern 23/12/44 with Marvin Lander, Jim Groblewski, Bill Schmid, Dick Hall, Walt Lancaster, Norman Palme (6 Prisoner of War);...

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....


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379th Bombardment Group Anthology, Volume 2: November 1942-July 1945