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44-8435

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 17/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-N] Kimbolton 16/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; Sth Plains 28/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14/12/45.

Service

Aircraft

  • 44-8435 Picadilly Lilly

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 17/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-N] Kimbolton 16/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; Sth Plains 28/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14/12/45.

Units

  • 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...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron

People

  • 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...

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....

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2015 07:03:34 Figmnt Changes to person associations
Sources

http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~josephkennedy/rev1_boei...

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2015 06:55:36 Figmnt Changes to manufacturer and media associations
Sources

http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~josephkennedy/rev1_boei...

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2015 06:54:30 Figmnt Changes to aircraft associations, unit associations, person associations and media associations
Sources

http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~josephkennedy/rev1_boei...

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2015 22:20:16 Figmnt Changes to nicknames
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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