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525th Bomb Squadron



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  • 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...

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Based Kimbolton



  • Franklin Abel

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group

  • Robert Acorn

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group

  • Albert Adakonis

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group

  • Harold Aebischer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 June 1943 in B-17 #42-3023, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Agnew

    Military | Captain | 525th Squadron Surgeon 379th Bombardment Group (H) | 379th Bomb Group
    in the Spring of 1942 Ed volunteered for the US Army after completing his civilian medical education. Finishing Flight Surgeon training conducted at Randolph Field San Antonio Texas he transferred into the 525th squadron of the 379th Bombardment Group...

  • Jerry Ahern

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 29 May 43 in B-17 #42-3113, hit by flak and fighters, crashed near Pontivy, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Alexanian

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Leumer on 7/7/44 in B-17 #42-31189, Evaded (EVD).

  • John Alicote

    Military | Radio Operator Gunner | 379th Bomb Group

  • Robert Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group

  • Shirley Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group

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  • 41-9100 Birmingham Blitzkreig

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    As 414BS/97BG Polebrook 11/4/42; flew first 8AF bombing mission with Lt. Thomas H. Borders, the Ball turret gunner: Kent West, credited with destruction of 1st German aircraft destroyed, on 17-August 1942; transferred 92BG Bovingdon 24/8/42; CCRC 1/43;...

  • 42-102675

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 27/4/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-O] Kimbolton 19/5/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 11/9/44 with Bill Smithdeal, Co-pilot: Henry Bengis, Navigator: Don Huhta, Bombardier: Chas Vevier*, Flight...

  • 42-107051

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 7/2/44; Rapid City 1/3/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, transferred 525BS/379BG [FR-A] Kimbolton 9/5/44; Missing in Action Trier 11/5/44 with Asa Romberger, Navigator: Harry Loflin, Bombardier: George...

  • 42-107068 'POWERFUL KATRINKA'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 10/2/44; Gr Island 15/2/44; Grenier 5/3/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [WA-O] Kimbolton 11/4/44; Missing in Action Toulouse 25/6/44 with Tom Butcher, Co-pilot: Joe Wells, Navigator: Franklin Vita, Bombardier: Dick Daniels, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-107175

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/3/44; Gr Island 23/3/44; Dow Fd 2/4/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-Z] Kimbolton 11/4/44; 526BS; on mission to Merseburg 12/5/44 with Ed Burke, Navigator: Leonard Tew (Killed in Action); ...

  • 42-29511 'THE IRON MAIDEN'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 3/1/43; Salina 11/1/43; Morrison 5/3/43. ...

  • 42-29653

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/1/43; Salina 11/2/43; Morrison 28/2/43; Secret mission 19/5/43; Assigned 96BG Dow Fd 4/6/43; transferred 327BS/92BG [UX- ] Alconbury 19/7/43; 525BS/379BG [FR-D] Kimbolton 4/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Dick...

  • 42-29713 Bad Penny

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/2/43; Pueblo 19/2/43; Salina 27/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Syracuse 7/4/43. ...

  • 42-29787 'Wilder Nell II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/43; Salina 5/3/43; Gulfport 31/3/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Alconbury 15/4/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 3m, transferred 326BS/92BG [JW- ] Alconbury 6/8/43, the transferred 525BS/379BG [FR-E] Kimbolton 4/9/43;...

  • 42-29830 'Peter Wabbit'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/2/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-A] Kimbolton; then 524BS [WA-T]; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Erwalt Wagner, Co-pilot: Bill Barnard, Navigator: Joe Hilderbrand,...

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Date Contributor Update
28 January 2018 19:50:28 TennyBelle Changes to nicknames and aircraft types

8th AF archives

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04 November 2015 11:52:16 Hobie@64205 Changes to media associations

Captain Agnew

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27 February 2015 15:08:11 rossingtonj Changes to type

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27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)