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B-17G-40-BO #42-97170 "Julie Mae" Code: FO-A
379th BG - 527th BS - 8th AF
Shown plummeting to the ground with 7 of her 9 crew of 9 Dec 1944
near Romilly-sur-Seine, France after colliding with another 379th BG B-17.
One waist gunner and the engineer managed to bail out.



  • 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

    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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron


  • Robert Kennewick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in action on 9 December 1944 after his B17 'Julie Mae' collided with plane 'Silver Dollar' over France two men bailed out. The Silver Dollar landed safely in Rrance. Only 2 of the crew survived


  • 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...


  • 744

    9 December 1944


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