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Flight Engineer Wilmer Jacob Link and crew at 379th BG, Kimbolton, England. Wilmer is front row, third from left.



  • 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...


  • Wilmer Link

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer
    Wilmer flew twenty-eight combat missions. His first mission on December 18, 1944, was a bombing raid on Koblenz. He flew seven missions in what remained of December. Eight missions were flown in January mostly in support of American troops during the...


  • 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....


Date Contributor Update
13 September 2021 03:50:48 emlink Changes to caption

Bill is my father. The caption misidentified him - he is the third from the left.

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2018 11:34:07 general ira snapsorter Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations

"Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 26 "Biographies", by Charles D Taylor.