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527th 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

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People

  • Kenneth Adams

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 30 January 1944 in B-17 #4231535. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lawrence Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Erwin Halvorson crew. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Brady Adkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 42-37768. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lester Adriansen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner, Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down fighters and crashed near Gottingen shortly after leaving the target at Halberstadt, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-29829. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Ahern

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Saved village of Bozeat England by keeping plane from hitting village church. All the rest of the crew bailed out. The mission had been recalled because of bad weather. Three engines quit, the plane still had its bomb load. A/C...

  • Aristide Albert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Plane caught on fire during assembly and all crew bailed out safely 2 Oct 1944.

  • Raymond Alderman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338759 'Dimples. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 July 1943 in B-17 #425810 over Germany and crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW). Earlier on 11 June 1943 returned crew and B-17 42-5809 'Mary Jane' to an RAF base in Norfolk with BD. POW

  • John Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #4297502. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Saul Ancelet

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Koblenz on 10 Jan 45 in B-17 #4338237 Mid-air collision.

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Aircraft

  • 42-107014 'Lucy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/1/44; Kearney 15/2/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-K] Kimbolton 30/3/44; Missing in Action Zeitz 30/11/44 with Bob Puckett, Don Childes, Chas Ingraham, George Reedy, Bob Salley, Roman Yriarte, Alvin Hirschi, Jarvis Williams, Attilio...

  • 42-107146 Mairzy Doats

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/3/44; Gr Island 12/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; ...

  • 42-29624 'Pappy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/43; Salina, KS 9/2/43; Morrison 9/3/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG Molesworth [BN-W] 6/4/43; transferred 326BS/92BG [JW- ] Alconbury 27/7/43; 527BS/379BG [FO-N] Kimbolton 13/9/43; on night instructional flight for new pilots [sp...

  • 42-29694 'Southern Belle'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 5/2/43; Salina 12/2/43; Rapid City 16/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Morrison 29/3/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG Alconbury 5/4/43, but en route to UK had landing accident with Bill Lindley at Barcelona, Venzuela; 1m with John Storie [wia] 19/3/43;...

  • 42-29796

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/2/43; Will Rogers 5/3/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-M] Kimbolton 20/6/43; Missing in Action Kassel 28/7/43 with Chas Taylor2nd op, Navigator: John Coniglio, Bombardier: Tom Nash, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rich Howell, Ball...

  • 42-29829

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/2/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-F/P] Kimbolton 18/5/43; Missing in Action Bernburg 22/2/44 with Bob Haston, Radio Operator: Gordon Fisher, Waist gunner: Bill Nixon, Waist gunner:...

  • 42-29875

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/2/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FO-L] Kimbolton 2/5/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 11/6/43 with Capt George Hamrick, Navigator: Hal Herrick, Bombardier: Walt Kozel, Flight...

  • 42-29892

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6 Marcg 1943; Sioux City 18 March 1943; Kearney 8 April 1943; Bangor 14 April 1943. Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-N] Kimbolton 22 April 1943. Missing in Action Bochum 25 June 1943 with Pilot: Douglas K. Groom; Co-pilot: Frank T. Pulaski;...

  • 42-29896 Tondelayo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Tinker 28/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43. ...

  • 42-29963 Judy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-I] Kimbolton 11/6/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 with Pilot Glenn E. Camp Jr (EVD-POW); Navigator: Jarvis H. Cooper (EVD-POW);...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2018 19:53:17 TennyBelle Changes to nicknames and aircraft types
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8th AF archives

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 15:07:55 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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