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Harold A Greenwell, Enigineer & Top Gunner 379th Bomb Group, 1st Air Division, 8th Air Force



  • 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. ...

  • 1st Air Division

    1st Air Division

    In December 1944, the 1st Bomb Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

  • 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...


  • Harold Greenwell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
    Flew under squadron commander Robert F. Layton, operations Officer. 15 missions over france. 15 missions over Germany


  • 42-102628

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 28/4/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-P] Kimbolton 13/5/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 18/6/44 with Steve King, Navigator: Don Casey, Bombardier: Chas Henry, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Wheeler...

  • 42-31927

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/1/44; Kearney 15/1/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-F] Kimbolton 8/2/44; Missing in Action Oranienburg 13/8/44 with Bob Felgar, Navigator: Homer Gregory, Bombardier: J.W. Hansen, Radio Operator: Ron Moellering, Ball turret gunner: Harry...

  • 42-38057 Flak Rabbit

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/11/43/ Wendover 11/12/43; Assigned 457BG Glatton 26/1/44; transferred 526BS/379BG [LF-K] Kimbolton 18/3/44; sal 2 SAD 10/11/44.

  • 42-97128 Screwball Express

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Alexandra 15/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 6/3/44; transferred 384BG Grafton Underwood 12/3/44; 527BS/379BG [FO-M] Kimbolton 28/12/44. ...

  • 42-97170 Julie Mae

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Kearney 13/2/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-A] Kimbolton 30/3/44; Missing in Action Stuttgart 9/12/44 with Bob Kennewick, Art Gordon, Joe Werley, Art Reynolds, Turrell Benson, Ralph Weiss, Don LaRose (7 Killed in Action); Sam...

  • 42-97370

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/2/44; Rapid City 15/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 24/4/44; no ops, transferred 527BS/379BG [FO-G] Kimbolton 6/5/44; 526BS [LF-G]; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45...

  • 42-97675

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 24/1/44; Pyote 14/3/44; 4136 BU Tinker 28/7/44; 224 BU Sioux City 2/11/44; 225 BU Rapid City 16/6/45; 246 BU Pratt 30/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 7/11/45.

  • 42-97833 Silver Dollar

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 13/4/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-L] Kimbolton 26/5/44; mid air coll with 42-97170 on 9/12/44, with Chas Faught, Carroll Sears, John Cox, Melvin Townsend, Joe Carroll, Harry Hall, Fred Knock, Pat...

  • 42-97890 'Queen of Hearts' "L'il Satan"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Grenier 29/5/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-U] Kimbolton 12/6/44 LIL SATAN; returning from Toulouse flak hit blew off nose 25/6/44 with Karl Becker; Navigator: Bob Evans, Bombardier: Arthur Maataa (2 Killed in...

  • 43-37851 Goo Goo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/5/44; Kearney 8/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG Kimbolton 18/7/44; Missing in Action Oranienburg 10/4/45 with Henry McFadden, Auburn Kattengell, Russ Curtis, Paul Hamilton, Howard Ellard, Don Ware, Ernie Fisher, Bob...

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  • 397

    7 June 1944

  • 421

    18 June 1944

  • 425

    20 June 1944
    Bombed an airfield. We were hit by flak; a piece hit Palmer's armor plate and another hit a gas tank. Probriefed in the evening for a big secret mission.

  • 447

    29 June 1944

  • 453

    5 July 1944
    Bombed marshaling yards near Toulon while flying from Italy back to England.


  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....


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13 November 2019 17:26:12 airdale2019 Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations