Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Howard Curtis Damon

Military

Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. ETD.

Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Andrew Creo

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 44 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Killed in B-29 mid air collision.

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...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107146 Mairzy Doats

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/3/44; Gr Island 12/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; ...

  • 42-30720 Nine Yanks and a Rebel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 17/7/43; Gore 18/7/43; Dallas 21/7/43; Geiger 8/8/43; Gr Isle 10/8/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG Thurleigh; transferred 526BS/379BG [LF-O] Kimbolton 19/10/43; transferred 15AF 2/5/44; Ret UK AFSC 7/6/44; Returned to the USA 4136 BU 3/7/44;...

  • 42-31083 Tenny Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/9/43; ...

  • 42-31085 Anita Marie / Mehitabel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Gr Island 1/10/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-D] Kimbolton 6/10/43; transferred 525BS [FR-D]; Missing in Action Leipzig 7/7/44 with John Riedman, Navigator: Dave Sarfaty, Radio Operator: Edmund Moreno, Ball turret gunner: Pete...

  • 42-37859

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 24/9/43; Gr Island 2/10/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG Kimbolton 19/10/43; force landed Gr Island, Ne with Don McMillan 1/11/43; with Herb Wright force landed St Angelo, Nth Ireland 12/2/44; Missing in Action Leipzig 8/7/44 with Willis Jones,...

  • 42-38082

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 26/12/43; Nutts Corner, Belfast, N.I. 14/1/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-L] Kimbolton 29/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Capt Lytle Shumake, Co-pilot: George Smith, Navigator: Regis Savage, Bombardier:...

  • 42-38161 SARA JANE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; Assigned 525BS/379BF [FR-O] Kimbolton 19/2/44; Missing in Action Berlin 7/5/44 with Clarry Darnell, Co-pilot: John Jones, Radio Operator: Tom Wilkens, Ball turret gunner: Bill Snider, Waist gunner: Lewis Rule...

  • 42-39789 Skunkface - Not "Little Skunkface"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 31/8/43; Scott 19/9/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-F] Kimbolton 19/10/43; then 526BS [LF-W]; transferred 487BG Lavenham 15/7/44; ret US 1103 Morrison 31/1/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 4...

  • 42-97302

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/2/44; Gr Island 4/3/44; Grenier 20/3/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-B] Kimbolton 9/4/44; aborted mission due to engine fire; Langendreer, Germany 16/2/45 with Edgar Vestey, crash landed New Buckingham ?, UK; Salvaged.

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 Maine, USA 3 June 1922

Son of Charles C and Dorothy M Damon.

Enlisted 30 December 1942
Based Kimbolton March 1944 – June 1944

Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 21 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Calais, ME 8 December 1998
Buried Calais Cemetery, Calais, Washington County, ME

Calais Cemetery
Calais, Washington County, ME

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2019 16:20:56 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/485930-howard-c-damon
https://www.fold3.com/image/206301469?rec=206301592
https://www.fold3.com/record/528458713-howard-damon-1922
http://8thairforce.com/members/missionsflownby.asp?perIdentification=3105
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37600116/howard-curtis-damon

Share