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C Howard Polley

Military

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102627 "Queenie"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG Kimbolton 19/5/44; transferred 91BG Bassingbourn 25/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 20/6/45; Reconstruction Finance...

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 Baltimore, MD 2 May 1913
Based Kimbolton 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Rosedale, MD 13 May 1995
Buried Gardens of Faith Cemetery Rosedale, Baltimore County, MD 20 May 1995

Gardens of Faith Cemetery
Rosedale,
Baltimore County, MD

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 July 2019 09:35:44 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/48252356
https://www.fold3.com/record/21758746-c-howard-polley
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72709990/c_-howard-polley

Date Contributor Update
21 July 2019 09:34:05 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/48252356
https://www.fold3.com/record/21758746-c-howard-polley
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72709990/c_-howard-polley

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