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Eldon T Boothe

Military

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

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • 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

    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

Aircraft

  • 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....

Events

Event Location Date
Based Kimbolton March 1945 – May 1945

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2019 09:18:16 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
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http://8thairforce.com/members/missionsflownby.asp?perIdentification=2122

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
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http://8thairforce.com/members/missionsflownby.asp?perIdentification=2122

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