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William A Fowler

Military

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 37+ combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Marvin Braun

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 35 missions, in many different aircraft. Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Helvie

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 35+ missions, in many different aircraft. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Bruno Mas

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. William A Fowler crew. Completed 37 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Russell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. William A Fowler crew. Completed 35+ combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Hobart Thomas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. William A Fowler crew. Completed 35+ combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Whitesell

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. William A Fowler crew. Completed 35+ combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frederick Wollaston

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals.

  • Angelo Zonta

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 37 missions, in many different aircraft. Awards: DFC, 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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97163 'SNOW WHITE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Presque Is 28/2/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-R] Kimbolton 9/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 13/9/44 with Larry Messenger, Co-pilot: Tom Marineau, Navigator: Melvin Halstead, Radio Operator: Grant Powers,...

  • 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...

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
Based Kimbolton July 1944 – November 1944

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2019 19:04:57 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.379thbga.org/Looking4_1440-1431.htm

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