Wilton Fremaux

Military

Object Number - UPL 38404 - Wilton Fremaux, T/Sgt, Engineer, Top Turret Gunner

Wilton Fremaux enlisted on September 14, 1942. 26 missions; B-17 Flying Fortress; T/SGT; Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner. He was from Alexandria, Louisiana. He was stationed at Kimbolton, England with the 379th Bomber Group, 524th Bomb Squadron. After returning to the US he attended the Instructors Indoctrination Unit at Galveston Army Air Field before completing his service at Alexandria Army Air Field in Alexandria, Louisiana.

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Units served with

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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron 527th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 685615
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Navigator
King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth and Major General James Doolittle meet an airman of the 379th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Mason Doolittle and ??'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 365902
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Operations; Wing Commander
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18085083 / O-684094
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 746778
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The widow maker
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Whirlaway
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Anita Marie / Mehitabel
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The blue blazing blizzard
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron
A bomber crew of the 379th Bomb Group, and their mascot "Scragg", with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-32024) nicknamed "Swamp Fire". Image via Byron Clark. A printed caption has been attached to the reverse: 'Swamp Fire First Crew. Kimbolton, May 1 1944 [handwritten annotation to this says: 'Photo Taken.']. Rear Row, L to R. Berj Bejian- Engineer & Top Turret, Roy Avery- Waist Gunner, Andrew Stroman- Ball Turret, John Rose- Waist Gunner, Elijah Lewis- Tail Gunner, Edward Pryzybyla- Radio Gun
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Swamp Fire
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron

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Born

Alexandria, Louisiana 23 July 1914

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Date12 May 2019 12:26:05
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Notes

Date12 May 2019 11:52:12
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Fremaux Family.

Date12 May 2019 11:45:45
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Fremaux Family.

Date12 May 2019 11:31:50
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Wilton Fremaux, T/Sgt, Engineer, Top Turret Gunner

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