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Edward S Fairclough


INT Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/20/44 in B-17 'Vonnie Gal' #42-3524


Units served with

  • 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...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Cleveland, Ohio
Interned 20 July 1944


Date Contributor Update
28 March 2020 03:13:37 jmoore43 Changes to nickname and biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:37 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7838; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 315