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43-37934

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 15/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 30/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/12/45. HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR BABY.

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People

  • David Anderson

    Military | Major | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364. Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kyle Brown

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364. Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Glass

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Billy Hulsey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | B17 Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    My grandfather told tale of being a young man, a slurried night out with his buddies and the pact among them- to go enlist and end WWII! With crazy notions of all being together forever, he was the only one that held his word. But that is the kind of...

  • Henry Hunt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Manning

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Eugene Merritt

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 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.

  • Doyle Poling

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederndodeleben. Prisoner of War (POW) 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364. ...

  • John Sterling

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew Chief | 379th Bomb Group
    Working 25 straight hours on occasion to ensure aircraft is mission ready. He would not declare an aircraft combat fit unless certain it was in perfect flying condition and passed the pre-flight check without a glitch. Not comfortable with the position...

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Places

  • 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....

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2015 05:16:32 Figmnt Changes to nicknames and media associations
Sources

http://www.armyairforces.com/379th-BG-Plane-List-m103481-p2.aspx

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2015 05:14:48 Figmnt Changes to media associations
Sources

http://www.armyairforces.com/379th-BG-Plane-List-m103481-p2.aspx

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2015 05:05:50 Figmnt Changes to nicknames
Sources

http://www.armyairforces.com/379th-BG-Plane-List-m103481-p2.aspx

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2015 21:59:44 Figmnt Changes to nicknames
Sources

https://sites.google.com/site/379thbgnoseart/home/aircraft-list-1

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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