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James Hulet Hunt


Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Richard Asplund

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 36 x combat missions. ETD Awads: 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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron


  • 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...

  • 42-107169 Lynne Marie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 12/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 6/4/44; transferred 527BS/379BG [FO-T] Kimbolton; ...

  • 42-31779

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 13/12/43; Cheyenne 18/12/43; Kearney 30/12/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-J] Kimbolton 6/2/44; soon after t/o for mission on 27/8/44 #1 engine started throwing oil, then caught fire and bail out order was given, with Bill Stickler, Co...

  • 42-3524

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/7/43; Lowry 17/8/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-G] Kimbolton 3/10/43; then 527BS [FO-G];Tail gunner: Leon Klein (KIA-pilot was L.G. Miller) 26/2/44; Missing in Action Leipzig 20/7/44 with Bill Moore, Co-pilot: Rex Carpenter, Navigator...

  • 42-37888

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Gr Island 28/10/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-J] Kimbolton 21/11/43; on training flight 5/7/44 with Chas Akryd, Co-pilot: Jack Harter, Navigator: Alf Gates, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tilghman Williams, Radio Operator:...

  • 42-38058

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/11/43; Albuquerque 3/12/43; Wendover 3/1/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 22/1/44; transferred 526BS/379BG [LF-C] Kimbolton 18/3/44; mission to Armentieres, France on 6/7/44 tg Raymond Peck (Killed in Action); retUS Bradley 9/7/45; 4168...

  • 42-39789

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 31/8/43; Scott 19/9/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-F] Kimbolton 19/10/43; then 526BS [LF-W]; transferred 487BG Lavenham 15/7/44; retUS 1103 Morrison 31/1/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 4/10...

  • 42-6004

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 18/6/43; Kingman 1/8/43; 231 BU Alamogordo 2/8/44; 370 BU Keesler 5/2/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 29/10/45.

  • 42-97163

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Presque Is 28/2/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-R] Kimbolton 9/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 13/9/44 with Larry Messenger, Co-pilot: Tom Marineau, Navigator: Melvin Halstead, Radio Operator: Grant Powers...

  • 42-97170 Julie Mae

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Kearney 13/2/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-A] Kimbolton 30/3/44; Missing in Action Stuttgart 9/12/44 with Bob Kennewick, Art Gordon, Joe Werley, Art Reynolds, Turrell Benson, Ralph Weiss, Don LaRose (7 Killed in Action); Sam...

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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 Texline, TX 17 December 1922

Son of Roy L and Delilah [Hulet] Hunt.

Enlisted Fort Bragg, NC 22 January 1941

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Based Kimbolton May 1944 – August 1944

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

Discharged USAAF 22 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Fayetteville, NC 9 January 2001
Buried Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Fayetteville, NC 13 January 2001

Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery
Cumberland County, Norrth Carolina


Date Contributor Update
21 July 2019 10:47:11 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
21 July 2019 09:57:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations