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Lowell A Lindblom


KIS. In 379th's move to England, ac B-17F 42-3132 was lost flying from Gander, Newfoundland to Scotland. It disappeared over the Atlantic enroute from Gander Bay, Newfoundland to Preswick, Scotland on April 24th 1943.


Units served with

  • 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...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3132

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/43; Smoky Hill 14/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG, with Capt Larry Elstead, Co-pilot: Fred Plyley, Navigator: Jim Courtright, Bombardier: Art Ciccarello, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Brown, Radio Operator: Lowell...

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....


Event Location Date
Born Iowa
Killed in action 24 April 1943
Buried East Coast Memorial

Tablets of the Missing


Date Contributor Update
18 May 2016 10:36:58 general ira snapsorter Changes to events, aircraft associations and media associations

Additional biographical details from

Date Contributor Update
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs by Bishop and Hey p. 108, AF Combat Units of t WWII p. 226, National WW II Memorial web site; 379th Bombardier Group Anthology, pg 260