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"Lt. Simons and crew of the 379th Bomb Group pose beside the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" at an 8th Air Force base in England, 31 August 1943."

Crew: 2Lt Harry R Simons Pilot, 2Lt John H Robins Co-Pilot, 2Lt Ralph F Brinkley Jr. Nav, 2Lt William Bonin Bomb, S/Sgt Joseph W Perdue RO, S/Sgt Arthur A Bourdeau TTG, S/Sgt James H Foster RWG, Sgt William R Brinton LWG, S/Sgt Raymond W Veiders TG, Sgt Stephen M Nance BTG.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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

  • Harry Simons

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Wernigeerode in B-17 #42-31028; Hit by flak, exploded in mid-air and crashed near Munster, Germany on 22-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2872. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-5830 'Hag of Harderwyck'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 6/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-T] Kimbolton 20/5/43 AL JO-SON; transferred 2 Base Air Depot, Lt Staughton 4/4/44; Returned to the USA Homestead 26/7/44; Tinker 1/9/44;...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2019 13:33:48 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/48252097?terms=42-31028
http://www.8thairforce.com/members/crew.asp?acAirCraftNo='42%2D5830'&misMissionNo=25&Group='379th'

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