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Seymour Romoff


Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Ground crew 'Swamp Fire'.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


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

    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...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-32024 Swamp Fire

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Swamp Fire was the first Heavy Bomber to reach 100 Missions - "Without an Abort" for the 379th BG. She was chosen to participate in the 28 May 1944 top secret "Grapefruit" mission to drop Americans first Glide bomb 20+ miles from the primary target of...

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 Bronx, NY 1 March 1921

Son of Abraham Romoff.

Enlisted New York City, NY 5 May 1941

New York City, New York

Based Kimbolton 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Los Angeles, CA 6 May 2001
Buried Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA 10 May 2001

Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles,
Los Angeles County, CA


Date Contributor Update
29 May 2019 20:59:36 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2019 20:58:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations