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Thomas J Cahill

Military

Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 mission club. 26 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Melvin Bleakman

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Squadron Assistant Operations | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29718 'THE WIDOW MAKER'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Gulfport 18/3/43; Brookley 28/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG Bassingbourn 7/4/43; then 410BS; transferred 327BS/92BG [UX-H] Alconbury 23/7/43; 524BS/379BG [WA-C] Kimbolton 4...

  • 42-29889

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 13/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-H] Kimbolton 22/4/43; then 525BS [FR-E]; while under groundcrew maintainance burnt out base 23/2/44, Salvaged 2 SAD Lt Staughton 24/2/44. ROCKY.

  • 42-29890 Stupifier, ‘Madame Pisonya'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Bangor 14/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-E] Kimbolton 22/4/43; then 526BS [LF-J]; battle damaged Anklam 9/10/43 crash landed base near base on return, with Wayne Maresh, Co-pilot: Frank...

  • 42-29891 'Dangerous Dan'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-N] Kimbolton 22/4/43; returned Osnabruck 22/12/43 with Ken Davis, Co-pilot: Chas Fowler, Navigator: Paul Clark, Bombardier: Stan Dolgin, Flight...

  • 42-29997

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Brookley 12/4/43; Smoky Hill 16/4/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned 94BG Bassingbourn 24/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; transferred 527BS/379BG [FO-A] Kimbolton 20/5/43; then 526BS [LF-A]; AFSC 7/4/44; Returned to...

  • 42-3300

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-F] Kimbolton 11/6/43; transferred 526BS [LF-F]; Missing in Action Evreux 3/9/43 with Julius Kraft {all 524bs crew}, Ball turret gunner: Frank Frydryk, Waist gunner: Don Armstrong (3...

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 New York City, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2019 21:00:13 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://8thairforce.com/members/missionsflownby.asp?perIdentification=2410
379th Bombardment Group (H) Anthology, November 1942-July 1945

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

379th Bomb Group Anthology / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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