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.
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.
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...
Units served with
Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945.
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...
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;...
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....
||Hood River, OR
||7 October 1920
||Camp Adair, Corvallis, OR
||13 May 1942
Camp Adair Corvallis Oregon
||1944 – 1944
Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.
||8 November 1945
||31 July 1997