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Kenneth P Jockel



Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 509th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29860 Snoozin' Susan

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/43; Denver 1/3/43; Gore 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-W] Polebrook 17/4/43; battle damaged Bordeaux 31/12/43 36m, crash landed Sywell, Notts; 1st Base Air Depot, Burtonwood; ...

  • 42-3120 Gremlin's Delight

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 26/2/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-O] Presque Is 8/4/43; Polebrook 6/5/43; 24m transferred 2 BAD 8/6/44; Returned to the USA Cincinnati 18/6/44; 613 BU Phillips Fd, 28/9/44. GREMLIN'S DELIGHT.

  • 42-31711

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/12/43; Kearney 22/12/43; Prestwick 16/1/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-F] Polebrook 30/1/44; {90m} 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 28/5/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 19/6/44; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/6/44;...

  • 42-31748

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Oklahoma City 16/1/44; Tinker 1/2/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-V] Polebrook 19/2/44; 42m Missing in Action Creil 13/7/44 with Cleo Aldridge, Co-pilot: Donovan Hart, Navigator: Stan Cressey, Bombardier: Glenn...

  • 42-38146

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 27/12/43; Gr Island 6/1/44; Assigned 598BS/351BG [YB-D] Polebrook 29/2/44; Missing in Action 37m Merseburg 29/7/44 with John Morton, Co-pilot: Warren Bragdon, Navigator: Bill Fuerth, Bombardier: McCaleb Taylor, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-6151 Round Trip

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 6/8/43; Cheyenne 9/8/43; 424 Sub Gp Gr Island 3/9/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-M] Polebrook 24/9/43; 26m transferred 486BG Sudbury 17/7/44; 490BG Eye 8/44; 863BS/493BG Debach with Chas Gibson, damaged by fire 11/6/45; Salvaged ....

  • 42-97169

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Gr Island 16/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-N] Polebrook 24/3/44; taxi accident with Bob Sandford, hit parked 43-38070 10/4/45; 109m, Returned to the USA Bradley 14/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains,...

  • 42-97193 Star Duster

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Grenier 8/3/44; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-P] Polebrook 24/3/44; on Ludwighafen mission 8/9/44 with Jim Barker, ship had two engines damaged and force landed in France, crew OK then returned to Polebrook base;...

  • 44-6156

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 18/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-R] Polebrook 28/6/44; on Schkeuckitz misson 16/8/44 with McAll, theTail gunner: Parker report some bombs hit 43-37900 below which plummeted down; {89m} Returned to the...

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Date Contributor Update
07 June 2018 00:45:00 Arutha0823 Changes to awards

Form 100

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2018 00:42:13 Arutha0823 Changes to surname, service number, role, place associations and aircraft associations

Information from Separation Qualification Record.

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27 September 2014 18:17:59 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /