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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.

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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

People

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 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...

Missions

  • 744

    9 December 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2020 01:25:55 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.reddit.com/r/CatastrophicFailure/comments/hfettv/the_front_h...

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