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Edited Field Order #506: Madgeburg Sep. 28, 1944 describing The Lost Angel (a/c 42-38183) returning to base with no incident.



  • 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...


  • James Rung

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Crashed in B-17 42-38183 on 28-Sep-44. Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 Battle Stars).


  • 42-38183 The Lost Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/1/44; Albuquerque 12/1/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-C] Kimbolton 10/2/44; then 524BS [WA-G] ; flak battle damaged during raid on Magdeburg 28/9/44. Took out 2 engines on one wing, flak came through the windshield and glass got into...


  • 652

    28 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
18 September 2019 17:27:04 lateralus2 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Edited version of Field Order #506 from The National Archives; purchased by Missy Rung-Blue from the 379th Bomb Group Association. Scan by Missy Rung-Blue.