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"A crew of the 379th Bomb Group poses beside a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" at an 8th Air Force base in England, 29 June 1943."

Rear L-R: Maj Andrew K. Dutch III, Unkn. Col Louis W Rohr, Unkn. Lt Col Joseph A. Brown, Col Maurice A. Preston

Front L-R: Garland H Morgan. Harold E Forrest. Robert J Redmon. Robert H Fernstaedt. Unkn.



  • 379th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron


  • Joseph Brown

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Group Bombardier
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Group bombardier. ETD. ...

  • Andrew Dutch

    Military | Major | Group Navigator
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC (3OLC), AM (7OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Fernstaedt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    25 missions club

  • Harold Forrest

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    25 mission club

  • Garland Morgan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    25 mission club

  • Maurice Preston

    Military | General | Commanding Officer
    First Commander of the 379th BG Silver Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Robert Redmon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    25 mission club

  • Louis Rohr

    Military | Colonel | Air Executive Officer
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD ...


  • 42-29934

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/3/43; Cheyenne 17/3/43; Walla Walla 2/4/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Selfridge 27/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-G] Kimbolton 6/6/43; Missing in Action Nantes 16/9/43 with Don Murray, Co-pilot: Bob McGraw, Navigator:...


  • VIII Bomber Command 70

    29 June 1943
    1st Bomb Wing despatches two formations: one has the air depot at Villacoublay, France as their primary; and one has the Luftwaffe airfield at Tricqueville, France as their primary. ...


Date Contributor Update
01 August 2019 08:30:04 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2019 13:01:41 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, person associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
21 July 2019 17:26:48 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations