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Horst Lowien Weber


Jack Weber was my dad. Born October 7, 1920 in Parkdale, Oregon. Died July 30, 1997 in Snohomish, Washington. He grew up in Portland and was attending Oregon State University when the U.S. entered World War II. He was stationed in England along with his brother, Kurt, who was a radio operator on base while my dad was a B17 navigator. He wrote a memoir about the war I’ve misplaced but when I find it, I’ll add more here. After the war he received an MA in chemistry and worked in the insulation field. Had two kids with my mom, myself in 1955 and my sister in 1957.

Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Nolan Sparks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Wounded in Action on Mannheim rail transport mission 9-Sep-44 in B-17 43-37777 'Four of a kind' WIA. Awards: DFC, AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Curt Weber

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator on base
    Curt was an on base radio operator and the older brother of Horst “Jack” Weber, a B17 navigator. They served in England at the same time and went to London on leave together. They told a story of not being able to find Madam Tussaud’s wax museum so...

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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

    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


  • 43-37777 'Four of a Kind'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Grenier 7/6/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG Kimbolton 19/6/44; 527BS; hit when parked at RAF Colerne by 42-97528 (351BG) 19/12/44; twice force landed on continent 3/45 but repaired and back onto operations;...

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....


Event Location Date
Born Hood River, OR 7 October 1920
Enlisted Camp Adair, Corvallis, OR 13 May 1942

Camp Adair Corvallis Oregon

Based Kimbolton 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 8 November 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Snohomish, WA 31 July 1997


Date Contributor Update
05 September 2021 12:27:47 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations

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05 September 2021 10:09:08 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

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31 August 2021 06:36:59 Dweber34 Changes to nickname, biography, awards and person associations

Me, his son.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:11 AAM AAM ingest

379th Bombardment Group Anthology pg 129 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia