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42-38057

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 28/11/43/ Wendover 11/12/43; Assigned 457BG Glatton 26/1/44; transferred 526BS/379BG [LF-K] Kimbolton 18/3/44; sal 2 SAD 10/11/44.

Service

People

  • James Burke

    Military | Private First Class (6th Grade) | tail gunner | 379th Bomb Group

  • Keith Cummings

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. Flew all but four missions in B-17 42-97170 'Julie Mae'. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME (2 battle stars), Good Conduct.

  • William Dail

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Caen area, France (troop support) 8 Aug 1944 mission 'Flak Rabbit' on Harold D Greier's crew.

  • 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

  • Harold Greiner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot, Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    On 13 September 1944 his aircraft was hit by flak on a mission to Merseberg, the damage took out two engines, and oil was leaking from a third. ...

  • Thomas Guilfoyle

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | waist gunner | 379th Bomb Group

  • Charles Herbison

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Merseburg on 11/8/44 in B-17 'Tag-a-Long' #4231663

  • Daniel Hettler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | navigator

  • George Maul

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | flight engineer/gunner | 379th Bomb Group

  • Farley Overton

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | radio operator | 379th Bomb Group

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Places

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

  • 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
12 June 2016 00:15:34 M Reagan Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
Sources

production block: Warbirds Wki. AIrcraft name, code from journal of crew Member 2/Lt. Kinsey S. Reagan, bombardier.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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