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42-29905

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 6/3/43; New Castle 6/4/43; Metropolitan 15/4/43; New Castle 21/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-K/Z] Kimbolton 21/5/43; AFSC 7/4/44; Returned to the USA Rome 29/8/44; Hobbs 11/9/43; Kirtland 7/1/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 14/9/45. 4-Q-2.

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People

  • 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).

  • Constant Anszperger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. 12-Aug-43 on mission to oil refinery in Germany, landed with severe bomb damage in B-17 42-29933. RTD. ETD. Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Glen Bozarth

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #425820. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Alexander Brown

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Both B-17s 42-5820 and 42-29905 were flown by a 526BS crew captained by Lt. Alexander R. Brown. Unfortunately Alexander Brown was not available for the mission of 12 August 1943 for unknown reasons. His place was taken by Lt. Kurt W. Freund who...

  • Frank Ciancia

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Dale Emens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #425820. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Ginnity

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 combat missions. Was on first Berlin Raid, March 1943. Flew in B-17 42-31083 'Tenny Belle' for most of his missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Allen Jamison

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-5820, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Douglas Marston

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 missions from 27 September 1943 - 28 March 1944. Very lucky. Plane shot up every mission but no one got hurt except navigator. ...

  • James Ragland

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #425820. Prisoner of War (POW).

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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....

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2016 15:38:37 Lucy May Changes to person associations
Sources

https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/25491

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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