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Personnel of the 379th Bomb Group transfer a casualty from a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30237) nicknamed "Stump Jumper" in to a waiting field ambulance. Official caption printed on image: '(GPR-190-8-379) (June).' Printed caption on reverse: '71146 AC- A crew member of the 379th Bomb Group who was injured during a mission over Europe is carried from the Boeing B-17 "Stump Jumper" to a waiting ambulance at an 8th Air Force base in England. June 1944. US Air Force Photo.'



  • 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...


  • William Whitt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Zudausques, France mission (rocket site) B-17 42-30237 'Stump Jumper' Captain Walter Smith's crew.


  • 42-30237 'Stump Jumper'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/5/43; Gore 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-V] Kimbolton 1/6/43; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 4/8/44; APH Knettishall, Crashed due to flak short of target [Oldenburg power station]...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:25 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection