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379th Homeward Bound


The 379th BG of the US 8th Air Force was one of the earliest units activated during WW2. Base at RAF Kimbolton in Cambridgeshire the 379th arrived in the UK, from Sioux City Iowa, on 21 May 1943. Carrying various markings during it’s operational life the unit became known as the ‘Triangle K’ from the fin markings carried by the various Mks of B17 they flew on operations.

Flying more missions than any other US Group and achieving individual fame with one aircraft ‘Ole Gappy’ which completed 157 sorties, also another B17, ‘Swamp Fire’ was the first heavy bomber to carry out 100 missions without an abort - quite remarkable statistics. Operational until VE day the unit was then transferred to Morocco and disbanded there in July 1945 - sic transit gloria.

The image shows a section of 379 B17s heading for home in the last of the light after another WW2 sortie - a lone P47 tags along, happy to have the navigation home taken care of.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Nov 2004 - 4:44 PM
Focal Length:36mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:379th Homeward Bound
Username:patspeirs patspeirs
Uploaded:20 Dec 2011 - 4:54 PM
Tags:Aircraft, B17, Digital art, Sunset sky, Ww2
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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2011 - 4:58 PM

Fabulous comp and great write-up Pat.
Sylvia

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Cormy
Cormy e2 Member 7Cormy vcard England
20 Dec 2011 - 5:03 PM

Just Brilliant,Pat.
Cheers
Alan

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2011 - 5:04 PM

Cracking work as always Pat. Set against a superb sky showing outstanding detail
Richard
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and healthy New Year
Richard

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saeidNL
saeidNL e2 Member 5saeidNL vcard Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2011 - 6:23 PM

Excellent and wonderful capture,very well done,
saeid

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Jestertheclown
20 Dec 2011 - 9:26 PM

Great stuff Pat.

Bren.

Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 20 Dec 2011 - 9:26 PM

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