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"Lt. Brown and crew pose beside Boeing B-17 'Carol Dawn' at an 8th Air Force Base in England. 8 April 1944."

Charles L Brown - pilot Spencer G Luke – co-pilot Garland A Page - left waist gunner Charles V Liddle - tail gunner Robert M Andrews - bombardier Bertrand Oscar Coulombe – engineer (was born on march 1st, 1924 - passed away on march 25th, 2006) Lloyd H Jennings - right waist gunner Samuel W Blackford - ball turret gunner (was born on oct 26th, 1923 - passed away on june 16th, 2001) Roy M Miller - radio operator Albert (NMI) Sadok - navigator

Connections

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...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron

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 badly damaged that a passing M109 German pilot Franz Stigler, felt so sorry for the crew that he escorted them part of the way home instead of shooting the B-17 down. Years later...

  • 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

  • Roy Miller

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 42-37805 'Carol Dawn'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 6/9/43; Gr Island 23/9/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-R] Kimbolton 2/12/43; to 527BG [FO-B]; retUS Bradley 12/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 15/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2018 09:49:06 Emily Changes to person associations
Sources

Changed person association to Robert N Andrews to Robert W Andrews

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2018 16:17:45 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/48252861?terms=42-37805

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