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Eldon T Boothe


Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.



  • David Miksche

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 20 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-40003 TOPPER/ Ol' Gappy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 1/11/43; Denver 27/11/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; ...

  • 43-37677 Barbara Jane

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned 351BG Polebrook 6/6/44; transferred 524BS/379BG [WA-A] Kimbolton 7/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/7/45; Reconstruction Finance...

Associated Place

  • 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....


Event Location Date
Based Kimbolton March 1945 – May 1945

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
04 August 2019 09:18:16 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2019 09:13:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations