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Chester R Gwinn Jr

Military

Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29934, Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 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

  • 42-29934

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/3/43; Cheyenne 17/3/43; Walla Walla 2/4/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Selfridge 27/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-G] Kimbolton 6/6/43; Missing in Action Nantes 16/9/43 with Don Murray, Co-pilot: Bob McGraw, Navigator:...

  • 42-3154

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/3/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-B] Dow Fd 19/4/43; Kimbolton 30/5/43; sustained battle damaged Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 with Don Murray, Co-pilot: Bob McGraw, Navigator: Bill Meyer, Bombardier: Chester Gwinn, Flight engineer/top turret...

Events

Event Location Date
Born La Junta, Colorado, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 16 September 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 October 2020 01:19:32 jmoore43 Changes to nickname and biography
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Date Contributor Update
04 September 2020 02:33:09 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
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Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 1348 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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