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Arthur J Gordon

Military

Killed in action on 9 December 1944 after his B17 collided with another plane over France. Only 2 of the crew survived.

Service

People

  • Robert Kennewick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    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

Units served with

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 42-37805 'Carol Dawn'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 6/9/43; Gr Island 23/9/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-R] Kimbolton 2/12/43; to 527BG [FO-B]; retUS Bradley 12/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 15/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

  • 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

  • 736

    4 December 1944

  • 744

    9 December 1944

Associated Place

  • 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....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Sterling, Michigan 22 January 1922
Died Romilly-sur-Seine, France 9 December 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2015 01:42:46 jvgordon Changes to nickname, aircraft associations and mission associations
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09 May 2015 23:40:52 jvgordon Changes to mission associations
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09 May 2015 23:39:02 jvgordon Changes to service number
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27 September 2014 18:04:06 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Mighty Eighth Combat Chronology Supplement, 1942-45; p. 181.; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 332

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