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Donald T Lavin


28 July flew Kassel raid. Lost control cables on B17 42-29974 by flak damage. Crash landed in B17 42-5822 at Norfolk RAF base returning crew with 4 crew members wounded.



  • Kermit Wooldridge

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Kermit D. Wooldridge was a high school drop out living in Texas in 1934. He described himself as "incorrigible." Forging his mother's signature, he joined the U.S Army at 16 and served with the 7th Cavalry for several years. On Dec.24, 1941, just...

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  • 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...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:42 AAM AAM ingest

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. 204