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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 17/5/44; Kearney 27/5/44; Grenier 7/6/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 19/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 2/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/12/45.



  • Luis Coppola

    Military | Captain | Pilot on B-17 | 379th Bomb Group

  • Raymond Foulger

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Pilot | 379th Bomb Group

  • Henry Hunt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Lohr

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    In 1944 John F. Lohr was assigned to the 8th Air Force's 379th Bomb Group,526th squadron in the European Theater and Participated in the Battle of the Ardennes as a radio operator/gunner on a B-17 based in Kimbolton England.

  • Leonard Reed

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Leonard D. Reed was born on the family farm in Summit Township, Sully County, South Dakota near the town of Onida. After high school, he moved to Antioch, California in 1941 and joined the police department. He entered the army in March 1944 and was...


  • 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....


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:23 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log