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Frederick G Gilliam

Military

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 36 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Delbert Milliron

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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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

  • 42-31720

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/12/43; Kearney 24/12/43; Prestwick 15/1/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-M] Kimbolton 27/1/44; Bombardier: Bill Rau (KIA-pilot was Ernal Bridwell) 29/1/44 his ship landing at RAF Bradwell Bay, Essex, UK; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 8...

  • 42-38192

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/1/44; Gr Island 28/1/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-C] Kimbolton 1/3/44; Missing in Action Munich 12/7/44 with Bruce Hutchins, Co-pilot: Bob Webber, no nav, Bombardier: Jim Haile, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George White, Radio...

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 Norfolk County, MA 26 November 1922
Enlisted Boston, MA 8 January 1943

Boston, Massachusetts

Based Kimbolton March 1944 – July 1944

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

Died Seaside, OR 9 May 1998

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2019 15:18:19 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/2350115-frederick-g-gilliam
https://www.fold3.com/record/83412664-frederick-g-gilliam
https://www.fold3.com/image/32191107?terms=Frederick%20G%20Gilliam
http://8thairforce.com/members/missionsflownby.asp?perIdentification=2981
379th Bombardment Group Anthology, Volume 2: November 1942-July 1945

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

379th Bombardment Group (H) Anthology, 1942-45; p. 160. / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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