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42-107002

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 23/1/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-A] Molesworth 24/3/44; Missing in Action (42m) Berlin 21/6/44 with Tom Morningstar{Wounded in Action}, Co-pilot: Fred Patterson, Navigator: Dick Kinder, Bombardier: Bernie Dooley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ted Schultz, Radio Operator: Fred Hartman, Ball turret gunner: John Grob, Waist gunner: Bob Schuster,Tail gunner: Bart Casillas (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Bad Schwartau, N of Lubeck, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 6538. MAIRZY DOATS.

Service

Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Bart Casillas

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Techin on 6/21/44 in B-17 'Mairzy Doats' #42107002 Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Bernard Dooley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Techin on 6/21/44 in B=17 'Mairzy Doats' #42107002 Prisoner of War (POW)

  • John Grob

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Techin on 6/21/44 in B-17 'Mairzy Doats' #42107002 Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Fred Hartman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Techin on 6/21/44 in B-17 'Mairzy Doats' #42107002 Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Richard Kinder

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Techin on 6/21/44 in B-17 'Mairzy Doats' # 42107002 Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • Thomas Morningstar

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Fred Patterson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Techin on 6/21/44 in B-17 'Mairzy Doats' #42107002 Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • Ted Schultz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Techin on 6/21/44 in B-17 'Mairzy Doats' #42107002 Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Robert Schuster

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Techin on 6/21/44 in B-17 'Mairzy Doats' #42107002 Prisoner of War (POW)

Places

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 21 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 6538 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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