379th Bomb Group

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The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 5122 - The insignia of the 379th Bomb 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 Citations, the first for operations across the period beginning 28 May 1943 to 31 July 1944. The second was awarded to the 1st Bomb Division as a whole for flying without fighter protection to bomb aircraft factories at Oschersleben on 11 January 1944.

The 379th was comprised of four (4) Bombardment Squadrons (All B-17's)
1) 524th - Squadron Marking: WA
2) 525th - Squadron Marking: FR
3) 526th - Squadron Marking: LF
4) 527th - Squadron Marking: FO

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Kimbolton 1943-05-20 - 1945-06-12

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 42nd Station Complement Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Operations Clerk
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 42nd Station Complement Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Private
  • Role/Job: AA Detachment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Birmingham Blitzkreig
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 97th Bomb Group 414th Bomb Squadron 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 526th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 526th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lucy
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 527th Bomb Squadron

Mission

Revisions

Date12 May 2019 12:02:06
Contributorfremaux3
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photo

Date26 Mar 2018 16:31:04
ContributorTennyBelle
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8th AF database

Date27 Dec 2017 20:07:57
ContributorTennyBelle
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unit patch

Date29 Nov 2015 12:07:47
Contributorcody1947
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379th BG History

Date26 Nov 2015 15:26:31
Contributorcody1947
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None

Date26 Nov 2015 15:25:38
Contributorcody1947
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379th BG records

Date26 Nov 2015 00:08:01
Contributorcody1947
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379th BG records and this aircraft's record card.

Date26 Nov 2015 00:06:58
Contributorcody1947
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Placed data on wrong aircraft

Date26 Nov 2015 00:04:43
Contributorcody1947
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The records of the 379th BG and this aircraft's record card.

Date29 Aug 2015 03:34:29
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date19 Jul 2015 14:16:43
Contributorcody1947
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Aircraft Record Card & some data from the 379th BG Anthology.

Date27 Jan 2015 03:51:28
Contributorbombercommand
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American Air Museum Data Base

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:45
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / The Mighty Eighth. A History of the Units, Men and Machines of the US 8th Air Force.' by Roger A. Freeman (1989). 'Air Force Combat Units of World War II' compiled by the Department of the US Air Force, edited by Maurice Maurer (1983). / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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