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Frank Conway Cuffe Jr


Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed 27 Aug 1944 at Shippton and crew bailed out. Force landed in B-17 42-38183 on 28-Sep-44. Returned to duty (RTD). MACR 9363

Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.


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

    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


  • 42-38183 The Lost Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/1/44; Albuquerque 12/1/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-C] Kimbolton 10/2/44; then 524BS [WA-G] ; flak battle damaged during raid on Magdeburg 28/9/44. Took out 2 engines on one wing, flak came through the windshield and glass got into...

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....


Event Location Date
Born San Raphael, CA 2 September 1924

Son of Frank Conway Cuffe Snr.

Enlisted Sacramento, CA 6 March 1943
Based Kimbolton 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Force landed RTD Kimbolton, UK 28 September 1944

Force landed in B-17 42-38183 on 28-Sep-44. Returned to duty (RTD). MACR 9363


Date Contributor Update
21 December 2018 09:13:59 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events and unit associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:58 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9363; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 320