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Constant J Anszperger

Military

Assigned to 524, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.28 x combat missions. ETD

12 August 1943 on mission to oil refinery in Germany, landed with severe bomb damage. in B17 42-29933.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Arvid Dahl

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 2 tours (47 missions) Schweinfurt August 1943 and 14 October 1943; acting C. O. 524th Sq August - November 1944; Pilot B-17 first (and only) glide bomb mission on Cologne 1943; flew only squadron Group Wing leads...

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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...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29772

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/2/43; Sioux City 14/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-R] Kimbolton 2/5/43; AFSC 7/4/44; Returned to the USA Rome 1/9/44; Williams 20/3/45; La Junta 29/3/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 42-29890 Stupifier

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Bangor 14/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-E] Kimbolton 22/4/43; then 526BS [LF-J]; battle damaged Anklam 9/10/43 crash landed base near base on return, with Wayne Maresh, Co-pilot: Frank...

  • 42-29891 'Dangerous Dan'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-N] Kimbolton 22/4/43; returned Osnabruck 22/12/43 with Ken Davis, Co-pilot: Chas Fowler, Navigator: Paul Clark, Bombardier: Stan Dolgin, Flight...

  • 42-29897

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/43; Gore 28/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-B] Alconbury 26/5/43; transferred 524BS/379BG [WA-A] Kimbolton 4/9/43; Returned to the USA 30/4/44; Hendricks 29/7/44; Maxwell 9/10/44; Hendricks 31...

  • 42-29905

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/3/43; New Castle 6/4/43; Metropolitan 15/4/43; New Castle 21/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-K/Z] Kimbolton 21/5/43; AFSC 7/4/44; Returned to the USA Rome 29/8/44; Hobbs 11/9/43; Kirtland 7/1/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

  • 42-29933

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/43; Gore 31/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG 17/4/43 GREEN FURY II; re-named LUCKY LADY; transferred 524BS/379BG [WA-M] Kimbolton 12/7/43; battle damaged Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 with Capt Lloyd Mason, Co-pilot: Arvid...

  • 42-30237 'Stump Jumper'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/5/43; Gore 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-V] Kimbolton 1/6/43; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 4/8/44; APH Knettishall, Crashed due to flak short of target [Oldenburg power station]...

  • 42-3258

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/4/43; Bangor 31/5/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-T] Kimbolton 11/6/43; Missing in Action Bremen 8/10/43 with Bill Hickey, Co-pilot: Bill Isengard, Navigator: Pasquale Natale, Bombardier: Jim Cudworth, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-3325

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 7/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-Y] Kimbolton 1/6/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Ken Davis, Co-pilot: Chas Fowler, Navigator: Paul Clark, Bombardier: Stan Dolgin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alex...

  • 42-5820 "Mystic"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 27/2/43; Denver 4/3/43; Smoky Hill 7/4/43; Pueblo 21/4/43; Presque 26/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-C] Kimbolton 8/6/43; 526BS [LF-C]; ...

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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....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Passaic County, NJ 24 August 1920
Enlisted Newark, NJ 14 March 1942

Newark, New Jersey

Based Kimbolton July 1943 – April 1944

Assigned to 524, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 24 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died South Yarmouth, MA 24 February 2000
Buried Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Barnstable County, MA 27 February 2000

Massachusetts National Cemetery
Bourne,
Barnstable County, MA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2019 17:15:36 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/83548059-constant-anszperger
https://www.fold3.com/record/13740017-constant-j-anszperger
https://www.fold3.com/record/623092623-constant-anszperger-1920
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/192360829/constant-j-anszperger

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 19:17:16 bombercommand Changes to unit associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 232; 379th Bomb Group Anthology

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