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41-24558

B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17F-25-BO 41-24558 [VK:F] "Hunga Dunga" was assigned to the 358BS/303BG [VK-F] at Bangor. Maine on 14-Oct-42; arrived at Molesworth, UK on 16-Oct-42; Missing in Action Vegasack 18-Mar-43 when it was attacked by enemy aircraft near Helgoland. Germany and flak near Wilhelmshaven, crashed on the flats on the Jadebusen (Jade Bight), near Wilhelmshaven, Germany on a mission to bomb the port facilities at Vegesack, Germany. The crew had been sent to the 303BG from the 92BG as a replacement crew. 5KIA 5POW Missing Air Crew Report 15149. The aircraft had participated in 18 Operations - 6 Aborted.

17-Nov-42 Mission #1 - U-Boat pens - St. Nazaire, France. Aborted (see Biography)
18-Nov-42 Mission #2 - U-Boat pens - St. Nazaire, France. (see Biography)
22-Nov-42 Failed to Take Off - Incomplete crew.
23-Nov-42 Mission #3 - U-Boat pens - St. Nazaire, France. (see Biography)
12-Dec-42 Mission #4 - Railroad marshalling yards, Rouen, France (see Biography)
20-Dec-42 Mission #5 - Air Depot - Romilly-sur-Seine, France (see Biography)
13-Jan-43 Mission #6 - Fives Company Locomotive Works, Lille, France (see Biography)
27-Jan-43 Mission #7 - Naval Base, Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Aborted (see Biography)
2-Feb-43 Mission #8 - Railroad marshalling yards, Hamm, Germany. Aborted (see Biography)
4-Feb-43 Mission #9 - Industrial Areas, Osnabruck, Germany - secondary. Aborted (see Biography) Guns frozen, BTG Jesse R Kinney's fingers are frozen.
14-Feb-43 Mission #10 - Industrial Areas, Hamm, Germany. Aborted (see Biography)
16-Feb-43 Mission #11 - Port Area St. Nazaire, France (see Biography)
26-Feb-43 Mission #12 - U-Boat pens at Wilhelmshaven, Germany - secondary - Aborted (see Biography)
27-Feb-43 Mission #13 - U-Boat pens at Brest, France (see Biography)
4-Mar-43 Mission #14 - Railroad marshalling yards, Rotterdam, Holland (see Biography)
8-Mar-43 Mission #15 - Railroad marshalling yards, Rennes, France (see Biography)
12-Mar-43 Mission #16 - Railroad marshalling yards, Rouen, France (see Biography)
13-Mar-43 Mission #17 - Railroad marshalling yards, Amiens/Longeau, France (see Biography)
18-Mar-43 - Mission #18 - LAST OPERATION - Port facilities - Vegesack, Germany (see Biography)

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...

People

  • Charles Austin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    1LT Charles N. Austin was originally assigned to the 92BG and arrived in England in August 1942. On 10-Feb-43 he and his crew were transferred from 92BG to 303BG/358BS as a replacement crew ans assigned to B-17F 41-24558 "Hunga Dunga". He participated...

  • Frank Batterson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    On 23 January 1943 in B-17F 41-24580 'Hell Cat', 303BG/358BS while serving as Tail Gunner the aircraft was downed by fighters near Brest. He was able to parachute to safety and was captured as a Prisoner of War (POW). Participated in 7 Operations -...

  • Robert Coltrane

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    1LT Robert A. Coltrane was assigned as a Bombardier with 1LT Charles N. Austin's crew with the 92BG (aircraft assignment has not been determined). He arrived with the crew aborad a B-17 aircraft at Bovington, UK on 18-Aug-42. On 11-Jan-43 his aircraft,...

  • Fred Deal

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Originally assigned to the 92BG at Bovington as part 1LT Charles N. Austin's crew at Bovington, UK as an arial gunner. Aircraft assignment with the 92BG and number of missions flown with 92nd Group have not yet been determined. ...

  • Eugene Eckard

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Originally assigned to the 92BG at Bovington as part 1LT Charles N. Austin's crew at Bovington, UK as an arial gunner. Aircraft assignment with the 92BG and number of missions flown with 92nd Group have not yet been determined. ...

  • Norbert Feldman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    1LT Norbert B. Feldman was assigned as a Co-Pilot with 1LT Charles N Austin's crew with 92BG (aircraft assignment not determined) and arrived with the 92BG at Bovington, UK on 18-Aug-42. On 11-Jan-43 the 92BG was moved to Alconbury where he was...

  • Bernard Gergash

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters 18th March 1943 in B-17F 41-24558 [VK:F] 'Hunga Dunga', 303BG/358BS while serving as Radio Operator. Target was submarine yards at Vegesack, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW). Participated in 13 operations (2 aborts) with...

  • Joseph Haas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    1LT Joseph E. Haas was assigned as Pilot of B-17F 41-24558 [VJ:F] "Hunga Dunga", 303BG/358BS on 10-Sep-42 at Kellog Field, Battle Creek, Michigan. He arrived with the aircraft at Molesworth, UK on 16-Oct-42. He flew B-17F 41-24558 on 6 Operations - 1...

  • George Hall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 3 January 1943 in B-17F 41-24526 "Leaping Liz" while serving as Right Waist Gunner. Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). Participated in 7 Operations - 2 Aborts. (See Biography events) ...

  • Richard Kruse

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    15-Sep-42 Assigned as Co-Pilot to B-17F 41-24539 [VK-K] "Jersey Bounce", 303BG/358BS at Kellogg Field, Battle Creek, Michigan. 10-Oct-42 moved with aircraft and crew to Dow Field, Bangor, Maine in preparation for deployment ovreseas. 16-Oct-42 Arrived...

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Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 20

    17 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are the Primary (P) target for a combined force of 49 B-17s despatched from 91BG (20), 303BG (16) and 306BG (13). Another element of 14 B-24s despatched from 93BG also joins the bombing force on St. Nazaire. The...

  • VIII Bomber Command 21

    18 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at Lorient and La Pallice, France are the Primary (P) targets for this mission. However, those at St. Nazaire, France are attacked by 21 B-17s of 303BG when they are mistaken for those of Lorient. The force attacking Lorient is composed...

  • VIII Bomber Command 23

    23 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are the Primary (P) for this mission. A combined force of 50 B-17s despatched from 91BG (10), 303BG (12), 305BG (20) and 306BG (8) to attack this target. 91BG is not able to put any of their group on the target,...

  • VIII Bomber Command 25

    12 December 1942
    This mission is composed of two elements. First element: The German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France is the Primary (P) target for a force of 78 B-17s despatched from 91BG (19), 303BG (20), 305BG (21) and 306BG (18). However, the target is...

  • VIII Bomber Command 26

    20 December 1942
    The German Air Depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France is the Primary (P) target for a combined force of 80 B-17s despatched by 91BG (17), 303BG (21); 305BG (23) and 306BG (19). 60 B-17 are effective on the target, but 7 are MIA and 1 is DBR. ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 29

    13 January 1943
    The primary target for this mission is the Atclier d'Hellemmes locomotive works, associated steel works and the railroad marshalling yards at Lille, France. The attacking force is composed of 72 B-17s from: 91BG (13); 303BG (19); 305BG (23) and 306BG ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 31

    27 January 1943
    First successful attack by 8th Air Force into Germany. The 306th Bomb Group gets the distinction of being the first American Bomb Group to drop bombs on Germany. O Original target was Vegesack but clouded over. Col. Frank Armstrong lead the group. Two...

  • VIII Bomber Command 32

    2 February 1943
    All six 8th Air Force Bomb Groups operting from Great Britain are ordered on a mission to bomb the marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany. 61 B-17s and 22 B-24s are despatched but the formation runs into severe weather over the North Sea and the mission in...

  • VIII Bomber Command 33

    4 February 1943
    The marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany are again designated as the primary target for this mission follwing the abortive attempt of 2-Feb-43. However, weather and extreme cold frustrate this operation also. The main attacking force consists of 65 B-17s...

  • VIII Bomber Command 34

    14 February 1943
    The marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany are once again slated at the primary target for this mission. A force of 74 B-17s are despatched: 91BG (20); 303BG (17); 305BG (17); 306BG (20), but weather once again forces the mission to be recalled before...

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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
Mission # 1 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS Aborted Saint-Nazaire, France 17 November 1942

CREW

P 1LT Joseph E. Haas (RTD); SP 2LT Robert S. O'Conner (RTD)
N 2LT William J. Anderson (RTD); B 2LT Earl L. Steele (RTD)
E/TTG TSGT Bernard H. Koenig (RTD); RO PVT Bernard A. Gergash (RTD)
BTG SGT Sidney V. Hall (RTD); LWG SGT Jack Lucas (RTD)
RWG SGT Jesse R. Kinney (RTD); TG SGT Jack Lucas (RTD)

Mission #2 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS Saint-Nazaire, France 18 November 1942

CREW

P 1LT Joseph E. Haas (RTD): CP 2LT Robert S. O'Conner (RTD)
N 2LT William J. Anderson (RTD) B 2LT Earl A. Steele (RTD)
E/TTG TSGT Bernard H. Koenig (RTD): RO PVT Bernard A. Gergash (RTD)
BTG SGT Sidney V. Hall (RTD); LWG SGT Thomas J. Reino (RTD)
RWG SGT Jesse R. Kinney (RTD); TG SGT Frank L. Batterson (RTD)

Mission #3 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/359BS Saint-Nazaire, France 23 November 1942

CREW

P 1LT Joseph E. Haas (RTD); CP 2LT Robert S. O'Conner (RTD)
N 2LT William J. Anderson (RTD); B 2LT Earl A. Steele (RTD)
E/TTG TSGT Bernard H. Koenig (RTD); RO PVT Bernard A. Gergash (RTD)
BTG SGT Sidney V. Hall (RTD); LWG SGT Lawrence W. Isham (RTD)
RWG SGT Frank L. Batterson (RTD); TG SGT Jack Lucas (RTD)
NG SGT Samuel P. Maxwell (RTD)

Mission #4 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS Rouen, France 12 December 1942

CREW

Command P MAJ Clemens K Wurzbach (RTD); CP 1LT Joseph E. Haas (RTD)
N 2LT William J. Anderson (RTD); B 2LT Earl A. Steele (RTD)
E/TTG TSGT Bernard H. Koenig (RTD); RO PVT Bernard A. Gergach (RTD)
BTG SSGT Harry J. Brode (RTD); LWG SGT Lawrence W. Isham (RTD)
RWG SGT Wilmer G. Raesley (RTD); TG SGT Frank L. Batterson (RTD)

Mission #5 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS Romilly-sur-Seine, France 20 December 1942

CREW

P 1LT Joseph E. Haas (RTD); CP Robert S. O'Conner (RTD)
N 2LT Donald L. Grant (RTD); B 2LT Earl A. Steele (RTD)
E/TTG TSGT Bernard H. Koenig (RTD); RO PVT Bernard A. Gergash (RTD)
BTG SGT Robert H. Smith (RTD) LWG SGT Wilmer G. Raesley (RTD)
RWG SGT Lawrence W. Isham (RTD); TG SSGT Frank L. Batterson (RTD)

Mission #6 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS Lille, France 13 January 1943

CREW

P Joseph E. Haas (RTD); 1LT Merle R. Hungerford, Jr. (RTD)
N 2LT William J. Anderson (RTD); B 2LT Earl A. Steele (RTD)
E/TTG TSGT Bernard H. Koenig (RTD); RO PVT Bernard H. Gergash (RTD)
BTG SGT Robert H. Smith (RTD); LWG SGT Wilmer G. Raesley (RTD)
RWG SGT Lawrence W. Isham (RTD); TG SGT Frank L. Batterson (RTD)

Mission #7 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS AborteAborted Wilhelmshaven, Germany 27 January 1943

CREW

P 1LT James M. McDonald (RTD); CP 2LT Dave L. Rogan (RTD)
N 1LT Richard W. Clement (RTD); B 1LT Robert O. Schieble (RTD)
E/TTG TSGT David D. Fanning (RTD); RO SSGT Glenn S. Carpenter (RTD)
BTG SSGT James E. Bruskotter (RTD); LWG SGT James C. Martin (RTD)
RWG SGT Alvin A. Bridges (RTD); TG SSGT Robert W. Sterling (RTD)

Mission #8 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG,358BS Aborted Hamm, Germany 2 February 1943

CREW

P 1LT Robert J. Nolan (RTD); CP 2LT Richard L. Kruse (RTD)
N 1LT Anderson, William J (RTD) B 2LT Richard R. Hopper (RTD)
E/TTG TSGT Roy J. Hively (RTD); RO SSGT Milton, Hamill (RTD)
BTG SGT Jesse R. Kinney (RTD); LWG SGT Lawrence W. Isham (RTD)
RWG TSGT Bernard H. Koenig (RTD); TG SGT Emile V. Bitter, Jr. (RTD)

Mission #9 B-17F 42-24558, 303BG/360BS Aborted Osnabrück, Germany 4 February 1943

CREW

P Robert J. Nolan (RTD); CP 2LT Richard L. Kruse (RTD)
N 1LT William J. Anderson (RTD); B 2LT Richard R. Hopper (RTD)
E/TTG TSGT Roy J. Hively (RTD); RO SSGT Milton Hamill (RTD)
BTG SGT Jesse R. Kinney (RTD)(INJ); LWG SGT James P. Goff (RTD)
RWG SGT Theodore C. Heaps (RTD); TG SSGT Claude P. Taylor (RTD)

Mission #10 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS Aborted Hamm, Germany 14 February 1943

CREW

P 1LT Charles N. Austin (RTD); CP 1LT Norbert B. Feldman (RTD)
N 1LT Richard G. White (RTD); B 1LT Robert A. Coltrance (RTD)
E/TTG SSGT Samuel O. Snipes (RTD); RO SSGT Charles B. Davis (RTD)
BTG SGT Delbert Mikkelsen (RTD); LWG SGT Eugene W. Eckard (RTD)
RWG SGT Fred O. Deal (RTD); TG SGT Alex LeBlanc (RTD)

Mission #11 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS Saint-Nazaire, France 16 February 1943

CREW

P 1LT Charles N. Austin (RTD); CP 1LT Norbert B. Feldman (RTD)
N 1LT Richard G. White (RTD); B 1LT Robert A. Coltrance (RTD)
E/TTG SSGT Samuel O. Snipes (RTD); RO SSGT Charles B. Davis (RTD)
BTG SGT Delbert Mikkelsen (RTD); LWG SGT Eugene W. Eckard (RTD)
RWG SGT Alex LeBlanc (RTD); TG SGT Fred O. Deal (RTD)

Mission #12 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS - Aborted Wilhelmshaven, Germany 26 February 1943

CREW

P 1LT Charles N. Austin (RTD); CP 1LT Norbert B. Feldman (RTD)
N 1LT Richard G. White (RTD); B 1LT Robert A. Coltrane (RTD)
E/TTG SSGT Samuel O. Snipes (RTD); RO SGT Bernard Gergash (RTD)
BTG SGT Alex LeBlanc (RTD); LWG SGT Delbert Mikkelson (RTD)
RWG SGT Eugene W. Eckard (RTD); TG SGT Fred O. Deal (RTD).
Mission aborted when the Bombardier 1LT Coltrane's oxygen mask malfunction and he developed altitude sickness.

Mission #13 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS Brest, France 27 February 1943

CREW

P 1LT Charles N. Austin (RTD); CP 1LT Norbert B. Feldman (RTD)
N 1LT Richard G. White (RTD); B 1LT Robert A. Coltrane (RTD)
E/TTG SSGT Samuel O. Snipes (RTD); RO SGT Bernard Gergash (RTD)
BTG SGT Alex LeBlanc (RTD); LWG SGT Delbert Mikkelson (RTD)
RWG SGT Eugene W. Eckard (RTD); TG SGT Fred O. Deal (RTD).

Mission #14 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS Rotterdam, Netherlands 4 March 1943

CREW

P 1LT Charles N. Austin (RTD); CP 1LT Norbert B. Feldman (RTD)
N 1LT Richard G. White (RTD); B 1LT Robert A. Coltrane (RTD)
E/TTG SSGT Samuel O. Snipes (RTD); RO SGT Bernard Gergash (RTD)
BTG SGT Alex LeBlanc (RTD); LWG SGT Delbert Mikkelson (RTD)
RWG SGT Eugene W. Eckard (RTD); TG SGT Fred O. Deal (RTD).

Mission #15 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS Rennes, France 8 March 1943

CREW

P 1LT Charles N. Austin (RTD); CP 1LT Norbert B. Feldman (RTD)
N 1LT Richard G. White (RTD); B 1LT Robert A. Coltrane (RTD)
E/TTG SSGT Samuel O. Snipes (RTD); RO SGT Bernard Gergash (RTD)
BTG SGT Alex LeBlanc (RTD); LWG SGT Delbert Mikkelson (RTD)
RWG SGT Eugene W. Eckard (RTD); TG SGT Fred O. Deal (RTD).

Mission #16 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS - Aborted Rouen, France 12 March 1943

CREW

P 1LT Robert J. Nolan (RTD); CP 2LT Richard L. Kruse (RTD)
N 2LT William J. Anderson (RTD); B 2LT Richard R. Hopper (RTD)
E/TTG TSGT Roy J. Hively (RTD); RO TSGT Milton Hamill (RTD)
BTG TSGT Roy J. Hively (RTD); LWG SGT James P. Goff (RTD)
RWG Lawrence W. Isham (RTD); TG SGT Emile V. Bitter, Jr. (RTD)

Mission aborted when the left side of the flexible oxygen
line was cut off by the ball turret mechanism. The aircraft lost all oxygen.

Mission #17 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS Amiens, France 13 March 1943

P 1LT Charles N. Austin (RTD); CP 1LT Norbert B. Feldman (RTD)
N 1LT Richard G. White (RTD); B 1LT Robert A. Coltrane (RTD)
E/TTG SSGT Samuel O. Snipes (RTD); RO SGT Bernard Gergash (RTD)
BTG SGT Alex LeBlanc (RTD); LWG SGT Delbert Mikkelson (RTD)
RWG SGT Eugene W. Eckard (RTD); TG SGT Fred O. Deal (RTD).

Mission #18 B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS Failed to Return (FTR) Jade Bight, Germany 18 March 1943

CREW

P 1LT Charles N. Austin (POW); CP 1LT Norbert B. Feldman (KIA)
N 1LT Richard G. White (POW); B 1LT Robert A. Coltrane (KIA)
E/TTG SSGT Samuel O. Snipes (POW); RO SGT Bernard A. Gergash (POW)
BTG SSGT Alex Le Blanc (KIA); LWG SGT Eugene W. Eckard (POW)
RWG SSGT Delbert Mikkelsen (KIA); TG SGT Fred O. Deal (KIA)

Shot down by AA fire and fighters and crashed on the Jadebusen flats (Jade Bight) near Wilhelmshaven on a mission to bomb the submarine construction yards at Vegesack, Germany.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2015 00:21:50 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Aug-2015. Added Mission #17 event crew data per 303BG website Mission Report of 13-Mar-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/023.pdf

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2015 23:29:40 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Aug-2015 Added Mission #16 event crew data per 303BG website Mission Report of 12-Mar-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/022.pdf

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2015 22:22:13 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Aug-2015. Added Mission #15 event crew data per 303BG website Mission Report of 8-Mar-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/021.pdf

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2015 22:17:21 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Aug-2015. Added Mission #14 event crew data per 303BG website Mission Report of 4-Mar-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/019.pdf

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2015 22:13:22 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Aug-2015. Added Mission #14 event crew date per 303BG website Mission Report of 27-Feb-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/018.pdf

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2015 22:06:52 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Aug-2015. Added Mission #12 event per 303BG website Mission Report of 26-Feb-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/017.pdf

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2015 21:53:09 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Aug-2015 Added Mission #12 event crew data per 303BG website Mission Report of 26-Feb-43, Garu Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/017.pdf

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2015 21:40:42 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
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Lee Cunningham 16-Aug-2015. Added Mission # 12 thru #17 to Description per 303BG website Mission Reports, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missions.html

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2015 21:19:32 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
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Lee Cunningham 5-Aug-2015. Added Mission #11 to Descruption and Mission #11 Biography event crew data per 303BG website Mission Report of 16-Feb-43, Gary Moncur, HIstorian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/016.pdf

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2015 20:54:59 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
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Lee Cunningham 5-Aug-43 Added Mission #10 to Description and Mission #10 Biography event with crew data per 303BG website Mission Reports, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/015.pdf

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2015 19:43:21 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
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Lee Cunningham 5-Aug-43, Added Mission #9 to Decription and Mission #9 Event crew data per 303BG website Mission Report, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/014.pdf

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2015 19:08:55 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
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Lee Cunningham 5-Aug-2015. Added Mission #8 to Description and Mission #8 Event crew data per 303BG website Mission Reports, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/013.pdf

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2015 23:30:44 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
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Lee Cunningham 4-Aug-2015. Added Mission #7 to Description and Mission #7 crew data to Biography per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2015 18:17:49 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
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Lee Cunnningham 4-Aug-2015. Added Mission #6 to Description and Mission #6 crew details to Biography per 303BG website, Mission Report od 13-Jan-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/010.pdf

Date Contributor Update
03 August 2015 21:47:38 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
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Lee Cunningham 3-Aug-2015 Added Mission #5 to Description and Mission #5 crew data to Biography per 303BG website, Mission Report of 20-Dec-42, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/006.pdf

Date Contributor Update
03 August 2015 21:29:03 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
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Lee Cunningham 3-Aug-43. Added Mission #4 to Description and Mission #4 crew data to Biogrpahy per 303BG website, Mission Report of 12-Dec-42, Gary Moncyr, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/006.pdf

Date Contributor Update
03 August 2015 21:08:39 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
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Lee Cunningham 3-Aug-43. Added Mission 3# to Description and Mission #3 crew data to Biography per 303 BG website, Mission Repoert of 23 Nov-42, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/004.pdf

Date Contributor Update
03 August 2015 20:57:32 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
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Lee Cunningham 3-Aug-2015. Added Mission #2 to Description and Mission #2 crew to Biography per 303BG website, Mission Report of 18-Nov-42, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/002.pdf

Date Contributor Update
03 August 2015 20:39:07 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
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Lee Cunningham 3-Aug-2015. Added 17-Nov-43 Mission #1 and Biography Mission #1 crew list per 303BG website Mission Report of 17-Nov-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/001.pdf

Date Contributor Update
03 August 2015 19:23:34 Lee8thbuff Changes to nicknames, markings, description, events, place associations and mission associations
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Lee Cunningham 3-Aug-2015. Added nickname, markings, edited Description, converting dates to military-style signification, and loaa and Mission details per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE; made connection to Place within existing website data; Made connections to all mission participation based on 303rd Bomb Group Mission Reports 303BG website, Gray Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missions.html; Added FTR event note per MACR 15149; Added crew position, rank, full proper name and disposition of crew members for 18-Mar-43 Mission and formatted crew display per MACR 15149.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 15149 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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