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526th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Kimbolton

Connections

People

  • Mayo Adams

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    He was Co-Pilot on the Clifford M. Blue crew on July 4,1944 returning from France in "Twentieth Century" B17G #42-3000 which had lost 2 engines due to Flak damage. Over England, a third engine lost power. A/c made a wheels up landing in a field behind...

  • William Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Plane #448369 crash landed in Belvoax, Belgium returning from mission #278, Pilot & Bombardier also killed. TTG died of wounds

  • Frank Adrick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1943 in B-17 #4229773 'Up & At 'Em'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Anthony Albach

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Pont Le Beck in B-17 #42107175

  • Leland Albright

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Wheels up landing at night during a training flight on 31 Mar 1944 in B-17F #42-29624 'Pappy'. RTD.

  • William Albright

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier; Togglier, Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    29 missions AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Evar Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42107082. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Communications Officer | 379th Bomb Group

  • Robert Andrews

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Andrews was shot down on a mission to Hamburg on 25 June 1943 when his B-17 #42-30107 "Black Magic" was attacked by enemy aircraft. Andrews bailed out of the crashing aircraft after his Navigator. He was taken Prisoner of War on landing. ...

  • Daniel Angarano

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Daniel J Angarano served as a gunner with the 379th Bomb Group. He was shot down on 12 August 1943 in B-17 #425820. He was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW).

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Aircraft

  • 42-102628

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 28/4/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-P] Kimbolton 13/5/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 18/6/44 with Steve King, Navigator: Don Casey, Bombardier: Chas Henry, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Wheeler...

  • 42-102961

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-T] Kimbolton 28/6/44; Missing in Action French Noball site 17/7/44 with Steve Barish, Co-pilot: Wainwright Twing, Navigator: Art Connors, Bombardier: Joaquin Ponce,...

  • 42-107082

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 15/2/44; Presque Is 26/3/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-N] Kimbolton 23/3/44; Missing in Action Stettin 13/5/44 with Bob Dunn, Co-pilot: Bill Churchill, Navigator: George Krassmer, Bombardier: Harry Jenson, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-29724 Little Minnie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; Pueblo 19/2/43; Salina 24/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-B] Bassingbourn 20/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; ...

  • 42-29747

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Smoky Hill 13/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 526BS/379BG [LF-D] Kimbolton 12/7/43; coll with 42-31441 (303BG),...

  • 42-29773

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/2/43; Sioux City 14/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 14/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-F] Kimbolton 22/4/43; Missing in Action St Nazaire 29/5/43 with Capt John Hall, Co-pilot: Willard Thomas, Navigator: Bill Koves, Bombardier: Jim...

  • 42-29878 Lady Godiva

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/3/43; Sioux City 18/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 13/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-G] Kimbolton 9/5/43; Missing in Action St Nazaire 29/5/43 with Theo Peterson, Radio Operator: John Scott (2 evaded capture); Co-pilot: Jack Bourn,...

  • 42-29890 Stupifier

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Bangor 14/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-E] Kimbolton 22/4/43; then 526BS [LF-J]; battle damaged Anklam 9/10/43 crash landed base near base on return, with Wayne Maresh, Co-pilot: Frank...

  • 42-29901

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/43; Sioux City 18/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 13/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-K] Kimbolton 22/4/43; Missing in Action Nantes 16/9/43 with Walt Euwer, Co-pilot: Len Brown, Navigator: Sten Evans, Bombardier: Ed Connolly, Flight...

  • 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:...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2018 19:52:08 TennyBelle Changes to nicknames and aircraft types
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8th AF archives

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 15:08:04 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added

Date Contributor Update
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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