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42-38141

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-D] Kimbolton 28/2/44; transferred 524BS [WA-D];
Waist gunner: Ervin Richey (KIA-pilot was Doug Buskey) Berlin 8/3/44;

Missing in Action French A/flds 9/7/44 with Hugh Frye, Co-pilot: Vic Gluckman, Navigator: Chester Stoupe, Bombardier: Orval Epperson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Davids, Radio Operator: Harry Crites, Ball turret gunner: Tom Kunrod, Waist gunner: Ron McKenzie,Tail gunner: Larry Eiler (9 Killed in Action); flak, ditched off Le Havre, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 7359. PANSY YOKUM.

Service

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...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Harry Crites

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by flak and crashed into North Sea in B-17 #4238141

  • Robert Davids

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by flak and crashed into North Sea in B-17 #4238141

  • Lawrence Eiler

    Military | Corporal | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by flak and crashed into North Sea in B-17 #4238141 His name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at Netherlands American Cemetery.

  • Orval Epperson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by flak and crashed into North Sea in B-17 #4238141

  • Hugh Frye

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group

  • Hugh Frye

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by flak and crashed into North Sea in B-17 #4238141

  • Vicktor Gluckman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by flak and crashed into North Sea on B-17 #4238141

  • Victor Gluckman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Kunrod

    Military | Private | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Kunrod

    Military | Private | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by flak and crashed into North Sea in B-17 #4238141

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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....

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) England 9 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 December 2015 13:32:20 Lucy May Changes to person associations
Sources

Associated airmen's records - now need to de-duplicate.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7359 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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