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B-17G-105-BO #43-39165 'Ginny', 379th Bomb Group (FC-O)

Pictured are:
2nd Lieutenant James I Owens Jr., Pilot
Flight Officer Neil J Rissler, Co-Pilot
2nd Lieutenant Joseph L Tullier, Navigator
Staff Sergeant Charles Wells, Nose Gunner/Togglier
Staff Sergeant William K Byard Jr., Radio Operator/Gunner
Tech Sergeant Stephan Wigoda, Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
Sergeant Robert K Barrett, Ball Turret Gunner
Tech Sergeant Alvin E Selfridge, Waist Gunner
Staff Sergeant Carl Roberts Jr., Tail Gunner

Original Image caption:
A crew of the 379th Bomb Group poses beside the Boeing B-17 "Ginny" at an 8th Air Force base in England on 28 April 1945.

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Units

  • 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...

People

  • Robert Barrett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Planes: 'Carol Dawn,' 'Jenny'; Berlin raids; Dresden lead plane

  • Niel Rissler

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Flew 32 missions on 'Gravel Gertie'

  • Charles Roberts

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Staff Sergeant Charles E. Roberts was born November 27, 1908. His next of kin were his parents, Joseph and Annie Roberts. He was from Dorcester, Massachusetts. ...

  • Lester Tullier

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner, Top Turret Gunner; Engineer
    Shot down at Eidelstedt on 6/16/44 in B-17 #4231648 KIA Killed in Action (KIA) Laon/Couvron airdome in France Ensign Mary crew.

  • Stephan Wigoda

    Military | Technical Sergeant | engineer / Gunner

Aircraft

  • 43-39165

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 22/12/44; Grenier 3/1/45; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-C] Kimbolton 7/1/45; transferred 836BS/487BG Lavenham 22/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2022 09:09:48 b17flyingfortress_de Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32191518
https://sites.google.com/site/379thbgnoseart/

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