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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



  • Mayo Adams

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    He was Co-Pilot on the Clifford M. Blue crew on July 4,1944 returning from France in "Twentieth Century" B-17G #42-3000 which had lost 2 engines due to Flak damage. Over England, a third engine lost power. A/C made a wheels up landing in a field behind...

  • William Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Plane #44-8369 crash landed in Belvoax, Belgium returning from mission #278, Pilot & Bombardier also killed. TTG died of wounds.

  • Frank Adrick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1943 in B-17 #42-29773 'Up & At 'Em', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Anthony Albach

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Pont Le Beck in B-17 #42-107175, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Leland Albright

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Wheels up landing at night during a training flight on 31 Mar 1944 in B-17F #42-29624 'Pappy'. RTD.

  • William Albright

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier; Togglier, Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    29 missions AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Evar Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42107082. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Communications Officer | 379th Bomb Group

  • Robert Andrews

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Andrews was shot down on a mission to Hamburg on 25 June 1943 when his B-17 #42-30107 "Black Magic" was attacked by enemy aircraft. Andrews bailed out of the crashing aircraft after his Navigator. He was taken Prisoner of War on landing. ...

  • Daniel Angarano

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Daniel J Angarano served as a gunner with the 379th Bomb Group. He was shot down on 12 August 1943 in B-17 #425820. He was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW).

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  • 42-102628

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 28/4/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-P] Kimbolton 13/5/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 18/6/44 with Steve King, Navigator: Don Casey, Bombardier: Chas Henry, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Wheeler...

  • 42-102961

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-T] Kimbolton 28/6/44; Missing in Action French Noball site 17/7/44 with Steve Barish, Co-pilot: Wainwright Twing, Navigator: Art Connors, Bombardier: Joaquin Ponce,...

  • 42-107082 'Lassie Come Home'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 15/2/44; Presque Is 26/3/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-N] Kimbolton 23/3/44; Missing in Action Stettin 13/5/44 with Bob Dunn, Co-pilot: Bill Churchill, Navigator: George Krassmer, Bombardier: Harry Jensen, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-29633 SpitzFire

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/1/43; Salina 12/2/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-H/J/N/D] Chelveston 4/3/43. Completed missions as "Spitz Fire" under command of Lt. Frank R. Spitznagel Jr. until 8/19/43; transferred 381BG Ridgewell 11/9/43 1m; 526BS/379BG [LF-U]...

  • 42-29724 Little Minnie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; Pueblo 19/2/43; Salina 24/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-B] Bassingbourn 20/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; ...

  • 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),...

  • 42-29773 'Up & At 'Em'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/2/43; Sioux City 14/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 14/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-F] Kimbolton 22/4/43; Missing in Action St Nazaire 29/5/43 with Capt John Hall, Co-pilot: Willard Thomas, Navigator: Bill Koves, Bombardier: Jim...

  • 42-29878 Lady Godiva

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/3/43; Sioux City 18/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 13/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-G] Kimbolton 9/5/43; Missing in Action St Nazaire 29/5/43 with Theo Peterson, Radio Operator: John Scott (2 evaded capture); Co-pilot: Jack Bourn,...

  • 42-29890 Stupifier, ‘Madame Pisonya'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Bangor 14/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-E] Kimbolton 22/4/43; then 526BS [LF-J]; battle damaged Anklam 9/10/43 crash landed base near base on return, with Wayne Maresh, Co-pilot: Frank...

  • 42-29901

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/43; Sioux City 18/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 13/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-K] Kimbolton 22/4/43; Missing in Action Nantes 16/9/43 with Walt Euwer, Co-pilot: Len Brown, Navigator: Sten Evans, Bombardier: Ed Connolly, Flight...

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Date Contributor Update
28 January 2018 19:52:08 TennyBelle Changes to nicknames and aircraft types

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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)