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Doc Agnew, Staff Sergeant Joe Roundhill and personnel of the 379th Bomb Group transfer the body of Sergeant Noonan (killed by a flak) from a B-17 Flying Fortress to a field ambulance after a raid on Schweinfurt, 24 February 1944. Official caption on image: "(GPR-162-1-379)(24-2-44)." Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Doc Agnew. 24/2/44.'



  • 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...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron
  • 526th Bomb Squadron


  • Edward Agnew

    Military | Captain | 525th Squadron Surgeon 379th Bombardment Group (H)
    in the Spring of 1942 Ed volunteered for the US Army after completing his civilian medical education. Finishing Flight Surgeon training conducted at Randolph Field San Antonio Texas he transferred into the 525th squadron of the 379th Bombardment Group...

  • Charles Noonan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-17G #42-38185 during a mission to Schwienfurt. Noonan was killed by a flak fragment, from an exploding shell that pierced his heart.

  • Joseph Roundhill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner, Togglier
    JW was born in Seattle, August 1, 1923, of English parents. In 1933, during the world wide depression, his Mother decided to take JW and his two siblings to England and the comfort of her family until normalcy returned. ...


  • 42-38185

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/1/44; Morrison 4/2/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-J] Kimbolton 22/2/44; ...


  • 8th Air Force 233 BIG WEEK - DAY 5

    24 February 1944
    BIG WEEK resumes with full intensity against the German aircraft industry. Bomber tactics are changed slightly in that each Air Division will be directed at more widely dispersed primary targets whoch it is thought will frustrate concentration...


Date Contributor Update
05 March 2015 16:50:37 bombercommand Changes to unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:02 AAM AAM ingest

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