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David Emery Davenport


Oct. 9, 1943 in the 'Stupefier' B-17F 42-29890 in which crew successfully crash landed in a field near the 379th BG


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


  • 42-29890 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...

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....


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Date Contributor Update
04 April 2017 09:36:12 Lucy May Changes to highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

Brought in information from duplicate record. His name was listed as 'Emery T Davenport'.
Sources: Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AF Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 320

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2017 04:40:29 Teknofossil Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname and nationality

My father in law served in the US Army Air Corp as a radio operator on a B17F. From what my wife remembers his aircraft named Stupefier. My internet searches have produced only one aircraft, as noted above was a B17F with the I/D number 42-29890.