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Dale C Killion


Killed in Action (KIA). B-17F 42-29747 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi II'. Mid-air collision during assembly.


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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29747 Rikki Tikki Tavi II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Smoky Hill 13/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 526BS/379BG [LF-D] Kimbolton 12/7/43; collision with #42-31441 (303BG),...


Event Location Date
Born Hartwick, Iowa 30 April 1921

NARA and FINDAGRAVE sources indicate that he was born in Minnesota.

"Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 19 "Killed in Action", by Charles D Taylor - indicates that he came from Denison Iowa.

Further research may be required.

Killed in action 5 January 1944
Entered Service San Francisco, CA, USA

NARA and FINDAGRAVE sources indicate that he entered service from San Francisco, Ca.

Buried Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky


Date Contributor Update
04 May 2016 16:36:32 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events, aircraft associations and media associations

Biographical details taken from:

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:45 AAM AAM ingest

8th AF Losses; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 291 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia