Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/44; Dalhart 28/2/44; Grenier 26/3/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-P] Kimbolton 8/4/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 20/6/44 with Jim Wheat, Co-pilot: Leslie Neilsen, Navigator: Walt Cooney, Bombardier: George Berner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Calvin Deckor, Radio Operator: George Maisch, Ball turret gunner: Bill Sullivan, Waist gunner: Bob Mercado, Tail gunner: Alvin Carter (9 Returned to Duty); flak, on return ditched North Sea eight miles off Gt Yarmouth, Nfk, UK, all rescued.
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...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
Shot down in Channell on 6/20/44 in B-17 #4297261 RTD
Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. ETD
Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
Shot down in channel on 6/20/44 in B-17 #42-97261, Returned (RTD).
Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #43-38275 'Take Me Home'. A/C fell out of formation before the IP, Prisoner of War (POW).
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
Shot down in Channel in B-17#4297261 on 6/24/44 Returned
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....
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