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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 13/12/43; Cheyenne 18/12/43; Kearney 30/12/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-J] Kimbolton 6/2/44; soon after t/o for mission on 27/8/44 #1 engine started throwing oil, then caught fire and bail out order was given, with Bill Stickler, Co-pilot: George Hess, Navigator: Jesse Bayer, Bombardier: Carl Cook, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Frank Donnel, Radio Operator: David McKimsey, Ball turret gunner: Frank Cuffe, Waist gunner: Keely Grice,Tail gunner: George Hampel (9 Returned to Duty); aircraft engined then exploded and ship crashed Slipton, Northamptonshire, UK, 27/8/44; Salvaged 28/8/44.

Service

People

  • Richard Asplund

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 36 x combat missions. ETD Awads: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Dennis Buck

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Goodman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Hunt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Elmer Koelling

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: 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....

Events

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Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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