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William F Manning

Military

Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • David Miksche

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 20 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (2OLC), 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

    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

Aircraft

  • 42-40003 TOPPER/ Ol' Gappy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 1/11/43; Denver 27/11/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; ...

  • 42-97833 Silver Dollar

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 13/4/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-L] Kimbolton 26/5/44; mid air coll with 42-97170 on 9/12/44, with Chas Faught, Carroll Sears, John Cox, Melvin Townsend, Joe Carroll, Harry Hall, Fred Knock, Pat...

  • 43-37934 Million Dollar Baby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 15/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 30/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8...

  • 44-8198

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    44-8198 was on a sightseeing trip to Germany two days after VE Day when it collided with 44-8813 over Braintree, Essex on 10 May 1945. ...

  • 44-8310

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 7/8/44; Jacksonville 11/8/44; Grenier 5/9/44; Assigned 447BS Rattlesden 7/9/44; 524BS/379BG [WA-P] Kimbolton 10/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/6/45; Sth Plains 19/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

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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Date Contributor Update
04 August 2019 11:39:28 Al_Skiff Changes to biography
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32191470
http://8thairforce.com/members/missionsflownby.asp?perIdentification=2118

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2019 11:31:37 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32191470
http://8thairforce.com/members/missionsflownby.asp?perIdentification=2118

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