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A memorial to airmen of the 379th Bomb Group in Holland. Their B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Sara Jane" crash landed near Nijelamer on 7 May 1944, four crew members bailed out and evaded capture, the other five airmen were taken Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III.



  • 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...


  • John Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    This memory is submitted on behalf of my father, then 2d Lt. John Eric Jones of the 379th Bomb Group, USAAF, based at Kimbolton (not far from Duxford and the site of the AAM). The first photo is of the “Sara Jane” that my father crash-landed (as co...


Date Contributor Update
10 October 2014 08:44:10 Emily Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations