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Andrew K Dutch III


Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC (3OLC), AM (7OLC), 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


  • 42-29934

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/3/43; Cheyenne 17/3/43; Walla Walla 2/4/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Selfridge 27/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-G] Kimbolton 6/6/43; Missing in Action Nantes 16/9/43 with Don Murray, Co-pilot: Bob McGraw, Navigator:...

  • 42-30237 'Stump Jumper'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/5/43; Gore 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-V] Kimbolton 1/6/43; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 4/8/44; APH Knettishall, Crashed due to flak short of target [Oldenburg power station]...

  • 42-31394 Aphrodite

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/10/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-D] Kimbolton 20/1/44; transferred AFSC with Azon/Aphrodite (388BG) Knettishall 7/6/44; Missing in Action v-sites Watten, Fr; 6/8/44 with Lt J. Sollars & T/Sgt H. Graves (2 Returned to Duty); lost...

  • 42-32000 Mojo Jr/ Twentieth Century

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/1/44; Dalhart 26/1/44; Kearney 22/2/44; Grenier 24/2/44. ...

  • 42-3258

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/4/43; Bangor 31/5/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-T] Kimbolton 11/6/43; Missing in Action Bremen 8/10/43 with Bill Hickey, Co-pilot: Bill Isengard, Navigator: Pasquale Natale, Bombardier: Jim Cudworth, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 44-8017 'The Sad Sack'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 16/5/44; Langley 29/6/44; Dow Fd 25/7/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-X] Kimbolton 13/8/44; Missing in Action Zeitz 30/11/44 (22nd mission) with Maj Theo Ramsdell, Bernal Lewis, Fred Olander, John McDermott, Forrest Kenyon, Bob Wogatske,...

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 Trenton, New Jersey 25 September 1921

Son of Andrew K Dutch Jr.

Enlisted Trenton, NJ 19 January 1942

Trenton, New Jersey

Based Kimbolton May 1943 – September 1944

Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Married Trenton, NJ June 1944

Married Elizabeth Earle Herbert.

Died Tarpon Springs, FL 24 July 2003
Buried Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, FL August 2003

Bay Pines National Cemetery
Bay Pines,
Pinellas County, FL


Date Contributor Update
30 July 2019 12:14:37 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Kent Porter - 379th Bomb Group Archives

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2019 12:08:50 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Kent Porter - 379th Bomb Group Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:43 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45; 379th Bomb Group Anthology