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42-97833

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 10/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 13/4/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-L] Kimbolton 26/5/44; mid air coll with 42-97170 on 9/12/44, with Chas Faught, Carroll Sears, John Cox, Melvin Townsend, Joe Carroll, Harry Hall, Fred Knock, Pat Dalton, Ron Guerttman (9 Returned to Duty); repaired & ret 29/3/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45. SILVER DOLLAR.

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-97170 Julie Mae

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Kearney 13/2/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-A] Kimbolton 30/3/44; Missing in Action Stuttgart 9/12/44 with Bob Kennewick, Art Gordon, Joe Werley, Art Reynolds, Turrell Benson, Ralph Weiss, Don LaRose (7 Killed in Action); Sam...

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Units

  • 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...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Carrol

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Landed safely in France on 9 December 1944 after his plane collided with another B-17 piloted by 2nd Lt. Kennewick. Kennewick and 6 of his crew were killed.

  • John Cox

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Landed safely in France on 9 December 1944 after his plane collided with another B-17 piloted by 2nd Lt. Kennewick.

  • Patrick Dalton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Landed safely in France on 9 December 1944 after his plane collided with another B-17 piloted by 2nd Lt. Kennewick. Kennewick and 6 of his crew were killed.

  • Charles Faught

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Pilot of plane #42-97833. Landed safely in France on 9 December 1944 after colliding with another B-17 piloted by 2nd Lt. Kennewick.

  • Paul Glass

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harold Greenwell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Flew under squadron commander Robert F. Layton, operations Officer. 15 missions over france. 15 missions over Germany

  • Ronald Guerttman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Landed safely in France on 9 December 1944 after his plane collided with another B-17 piloted by 2nd Lt. Kennewick. Kennewick and 6 of his crew were killed.

  • Harold Hall

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Landed safely in France on 9 December 1944 after his plane collided with another B-17 piloted by 2nd Lt. Kennewick. Kennewick and 6 of his crew were killed.

  • Henry Hunt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frederick Knock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Landed safely in France on 9 December 1944 after his plane collided with another B-17 piloted by 2nd Lt. Kennewick. Kennewick and 6 of his crew were killed.

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Missions

  • 743

    9 December 1944

Places

  • 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....

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2020 15:02:23 rjwiggins Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

Info provided from bombardier, Robert P. McGee and from 389thbga.org.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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