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Mighty 8th Heritage Monument  


1.) Heritage Monument, dedicated September 20 1997

2.) Gen. Lewis Lyle and Peggy Convine sprinkle soil from the airfield and other sites of the Kimbolton vicinity around the base of the monument.

3.) The Mighty 8th Air Force Heritage Museum Memorial Gardens - Savannah, Georgia.

The 379TH BOMB GROUP WWII ASSOCIATION Heritage Monument was dedicated September 20 1997 at THE MIGHTY EIGHTH AIR FORCE HERITAGE MUSEUM MEMORIAL GARDENS in Savannah, Georgia. This monument tells where the 379th Bomb Group was during WWII, proudly displays what was accomplished while there, and preserves its outstanding history for present and future generations to read to reminisce and to admire. The monument is made of the hardest stone in the world, a highly polished jet-black granite imported from India. It is eight feet high, four feet wide, weighs 7081 pounds and is set on a 2400-pound subterranean concrete base. Monument Highlights:

  • Triangle K on the top

  • Two B-17s etched into each of the two faces of the Monument

  • Two flush-mounted bronze replicas positioned in the left and right shoulders with the 8th Air Force and the 379th Bomb Group emblems

  • The Group combat history

  • The 72 military occupations of 6000 personnel that served at Kimbolton

Through the cooperation of British Airways and the United States Department of Agriculture, three pounds of soil from the old Kimbolton airbase were blended with soil in front of the Heritage Monument. The soil had been gathered from both ends of the three runways, from the area around the control tower, from in front of the 379th Monument at the entrance to the old airbase, from the lawn of St. Andrew's Church in Kimbolton, and from the lawn of the ancient castle at the other end of the village. In a fitting prelude to the monument's unveiling, Mrs. Peggy Convine of Kimbolton, England, the owner of the family farm on which the Triangle K airbase was located, participated with General Lewis Lyle in distributing the soil around the base of the monument.


Commander, 11 October 1944 to 5 May 1945
In 2008, the Association dedicated the plaque to Major General Lyle recognizing his years of service to the Association as an active member and advisor to the Board of Directors.  The wall plaque is located in the Memorial Gardens on the wall directly behind the 379th Bomb Group WWII Association monument at the Mighty Eighth AF Museum, in Pooler, Georgia.


Window and Door Memorial in the Chapel of the Fallen Eagles

Window in Chapel of the Fallen Eagles
In 2009, the 379th Association’s memorial was installed in the Mighty 8th AF Museum Chapel of the Fallen Eagles in Pooler, GA. Jon Erickson, the artist and designer, captured the project committee’s suggestions for the design and the result is most impressive. The colors in the glass are vibrant with the 379th insignia and all squadron patches included, as well as a ribbon with “379th BG” and both versions of the Triangle K. Our top ‘Century Club’ B-17, “Topper/Ol’ Gappy”, is recognized for its 157 mission record. Father Sullivan, who was most always at the runway during take-offs, provides his blessing to a representative aircrew. 

This is lasting tribute to all who served in the 379th Bombardment Group (H) during WWII.


Preston's Pride Mefford Field, TULARE, CA


 1.)B-17G Triangle K

2.)Same Aircraft, different view

Kimbolton Memorials, Kimbolton England

1.) Kimbolton Airfield Monument, Kimbolton, England

2.) Kimbolton Plaque
3.) St. Andrews Church, Kimbolton, England

USAF Academy Plaque, Colorado Springs, Colorado
USAF Academy Plaque

National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio

National Museum of the Air Force Memorial
The 379th Bomb Group WWII Association’s memorial plaque at the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio was installed 29 August 1980.  In 2010, the Association had it refurbished. The plaque, #10 in the long line of in-ground plaques, is along the main walkway leading to the Museum entrance.

The Cathedral of the Pines is in Rindge, New Hampshire
The Cathedral of the Pines Memorial

Hill AFB Chapel - Salt Lake City, UT

Hill AFB Chapel - Salt Lake City, UT
The addition of the 379th Bomb Group's banner to the Hill AFB chapel was approved by the Board of Directors at the Salt Lake City, UT reunion in 2003. The original Hill field ABF Chapel was relocated to the Hill Aerospace Museum's Memorial Park. The chapel was restored back to its original WWII configuration and rededicated in 1989. The chapel houses many banners and commemorative plaques from various groups and individuals.


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