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42-31535

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 19/11/43; Kearney 2/12/43; Syracuse 8/12/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-Y] Kimbolton 24/1/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Ken Adams, Co-pilot: Jack Bowden, Navigator: Vince Morkus, Bombardier: Leon Rosen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Tunink, Radio Operator: Archie Stambush, Ball turret gunner: Chas Olson, Waist gunner: Max Dahm, Waist gunner: Joe Yragni (9 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: Frank Tyndell (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed in swamp near Essern, ten miles NE of Lubbecke, Westfalen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2876.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Kenneth Adams

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jack Bowden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Max Dahm

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Vincent Morkus

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Olson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-17 42-31535; shot down by enemy aircraft on 30-Jan-44, baled out near Essern, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Leonard Rosen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876 ...

  • Archie Stambush

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Tunink

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Tyndell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2876. Awards: PH.

  • Joseph Yragui

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x combat missions. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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....

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Beach, CA 1943

Built at Boeing.

Delivered Cheyenne AAF, WY 19 November 1943

Delivered Cheyenne AAF, WY 19-Nov-43.

Assigned Kimbolton, UK 24 January 1944

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Lubbecke, Germany 30 January 1944

Failed to Return (FTR)Brunswick with Adams crew; enemy aircraft, crashed in swamp near Essern, ten miles NE of Lubbecke 9 x POW, 1 x KIA MACR 2876

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2020 13:03:09 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28747225

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2020 12:56:01 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28747225

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2876 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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