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524th Bomb Squadron

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  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

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    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...

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Stations

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Based Kimbolton

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People

  • James Abbott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ground crew | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Ground crew for 'Swamp Fire' 100 missions no aborts. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Andrew Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Oberbruch/Rheinland on a mission to a JU88 plant at Wernigerode, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-5828 'Sweater Girl'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Sumner Alpert

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Force landed at Kimbolton in B-17 42-38183 on 28-Sep-44. Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, died in a fatal crash of C-47 43-15594 in Alaska 29-Jun-55.

  • Anthony Amaya

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #4229915. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • David Anderson

    Military | Major | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364. Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harry Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 42-29915. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Flew on Rubble Rouser #42107213

  • Robert Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group

  • Alphonse Annunziato

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group

  • Charles Anstine

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-29746

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/2/43; Gt Falls 23/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Salinas, Cal 10/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 524BS/379BG [WA-F] Kimbolton 12/7/43; Missing in...

  • 42-29776

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/2/43; Gore 2/3/43; Tinker 5/4/43; Romulus 12/4/43; Presque Is 26/4/43; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 19/7/43; transferred 326BS/92BG [JW-F] Alconbury 21/7/43; 524BS/379BG [WA-F] Kimbolton 4/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43...

  • 42-29866 Judy B

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 27/2/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-L] Kimbolton 21/4/43; Missing in Action Le Bourget 16/8/43 with Chas Biglar, Bombardier: John Boyle, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albt Tyler,...

  • 42-29891 'Dangerous Dan'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-N] Kimbolton 22/4/43; returned Osnabruck 22/12/43 with Ken Davis, Co-pilot: Chas Fowler, Navigator: Paul Clark, Bombardier: Stan Dolgin, Flight...

  • 42-29893 El Diablo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 22/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-Q] Kimbolton 24/4/43; Missing in Action Nantes 16/9/43 with Floyd H. Jamerson - Pilot, and Radio Operator -John F. Paznar both Killed in Action;...

  • 42-29898 Scarlett O'Hara

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/43; Sioux City 19/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Bangor 13/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-K/I] Kimbolton 22/4/43; Missing in Action Bochum 12/8/43 with Ralph Osborne, Radio Operator: Mildred Fambrough, Ball turret gunner: Larry Truman,...

  • 42-29915

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/3/43; Gore 31/3/43; Bangor 14/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-U] Kimbolton 22/4/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 11/6/43 with Ray Zucker, Co-pilot: Abram Birch, Navigator: Harry Anderson, Bombardier: Tony Amaya, Flight engineer...

  • 42-30165

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/43; Tinker 28/4/43; Smoky Hill 4/5/43; Lowry 6/5/43; Walla Walla 15/5/43; Tinker 21/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 100BG Thorpe Abbotts 5/6/43; transferred 524BS/379BG [WA- ] Kimbolton 21/6/43; Missing in...

  • 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]...

  • 42-31028

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/9/43; Gr Isle 7/10/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-C] Kimbolton 19/11/43; Missing in Action Aschersleben 22/2/44 with Capt Harry Simons, Co-pilot: John Robins, Navigator: Bob Jones, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Fallon, Radio...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2019 11:59:06 fremaux3 Changes to media associations
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Photos

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28 January 2018 19:48:07 TennyBelle Changes to nicknames and aircraft types
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8th AF archives

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10 April 2015 02:10:16 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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my photo

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27 February 2015 15:08:19 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added

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27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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