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The crew of 379th Bomb Group's "Ye Olde Pub." Left to right standing: S/Sgt. Bertrand "Frenchy" Coulombe, Sgt. Alex Yelesanko, T/Sgt. Richard Pechout, S/Sgt. Lloyd Jennings, T/Sgt. John "Hugh" Eckenrode, and S/Sgt. Sam Blackford. Left to right kneeling: 2nd Lt. Charles "Charlie" Brown, 2nd Lt. Spencer "Pinky" Luke, 2nd Lt. Al Sadok, and 2nd Lt. Robert Andrews.

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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...

People

  • Robert Andrews

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Robert was actually born Gordon, but his older brothers called him Bobby and the name stuck. ...

  • Samuel Blackford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Flew on B-17 'Ye Olde Pub', pilot was Charles Brown. The plane was so damaged that the German pilot Franz Stigler, felt so sorry for the crew and stayed with them and directed them toward England. Years later after the war they met at a 379th BG Reunion

  • Charles Brown

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Flew on B-17 'Ye Olde Pub', pilot was Charles Brown. The plane was so damaged that the German pilot Franz Stigler, felt so sorry for the crew and stayed with them and directed them toward England. Years later after the war they met at a 379th BG...

  • Bertrand Coulombe

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    Flew on B-17 'Ye Olde Pub', pilot was Charles Brown. The plane was so damaged that the German pilot Franz Stigler, felt so sorry for the crew and stayed with them and directed them toward England. Years later after the war they met at a 379th BG Reunion

  • Lloyd Jennings

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Flew on B-17 'Ye Olde Pub', pilot was Charles Brown. The plane was so damaged that the German pilot Franz Stigler, felt so sorry for the crew and stayed with them and directed them toward England. Years later after the war they met at a 379th BG Reunion

  • Spencer Luke

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Flew on B-17 'Ye Olde Pub', pilot was Charles Brown. The plane was so damaged that the German pilot Franz Stigler, felt so sorry for the crew and stayed with them and directed them toward England. Years later after the war they met at a 379th BG Reunion

  • Richard Pechout

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    Flew on B-17 'Ye Olde Pub', pilot was Charles Brown. The plane was so damaged that the German pilot Franz Stigler, felt so sorry for the crew and stayed with them and directed them toward England. Years later after the war they met at a 379th BG...

  • Al Sadok

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    Flew on B-17 'Ye Olde Pub', pilot was Charles Brown. The plane was so damaged that the German pilot Franz Stigler, felt so sorry for the crew and stayed with them and directed them toward England. Years later after the war they met at a 379th BG Reunion

  • Alex Yelesanko

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Flew on B-17 'Ye Olde Pub', pilot was Charles Brown. The plane was so damaged that the German pilot Franz Stigler, felt so sorry for the crew and stayed with them and directed them toward England. Years later after the war they met at a 379th BG Reunion

Aircraft

  • 42-3167 Ye Olde Pub

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/3/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-Z] Thurleigh 19/4/43; transferred 527BS/379BG [FO-S] Kimbolton 17/6/43; battle damaged over Bremen 20/12/43, with Charlie Brown, Co-pilot: Pinky Luke, Navigator: Al Sadok, Bombardier:...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2016 19:11:27 WD-C Mustang Changes to person associations
Sources

Unassociated John Eckenrode because he was the wrong one

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2016 19:04:21 WD-C Mustang Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2012-12-20/adam-makos-higher-call-incr...

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