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Edward S Fairclough

Military

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

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

  • 42-3524

    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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cleveland, Ohio
Interned 20 July 1944

Revisions

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

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Added "Possible DUPLICATE" in the nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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