Andrew J Haechrel


Fire in #3 feeder tank and the pilot ordered all to bail out. Later the fire went out and pilot was able to fly back to England. Prisoner of War (POW)


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The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


Ground personnel of the 379th Bomb Group inspect a damaged B-17 Flying Fortress, 29 January 1945. Official caption on image: "(GM-150-3-379)(29-1-45)(A/C-633)" Printed caption on reverse: '71306 AC - Men of the 379th Bomb Group examine the wing of a Boeing B-17 (A/C No. 633) which was damaged during a mission over enemy territory on 29 January 1945. Note damage to elevator of the tail. England. U.S. Air Force Photo.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron


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379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 335 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia