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A bomber crew of the 379th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Ol' Gappy". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Old Gappy crew - see file.'

Co-Pilot (far right facing) is Albert H. Downs

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A bomber crew of the 379th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Ol' Gappy". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Old Gappy crew - see file.'

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  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    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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  • Albert Downs

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Albert H Downs served as a co-pilot with the 524th Bomb Squadron of the 379th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Kimbolton, England. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2017 05:51:52 ChristineDownsKnight Changes to caption
Sources

This is my grandfather Albert H. Downs-

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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