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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-B] Presque Is 19/10/43; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; Missing in Action Kiel 19/5/43 with Harvey Kohler, Navigator: J. S. Vasil, Bombardier: Bill Jones (3 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Vic Plekavic, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Whitaker, Radio Operator: Alf Everetts, Ball turret gunner: Frank Freeman, Waist gunner: George Byler, Waist gunner: Waldo Riddle,Tail gunner: Tom Fuller (7 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Tetenhusen, W of Rendsburg, Ger. No MACR.



  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron


  • Harvey Kohler

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 19 May 1943 in B-17 # 4124590. Result unknown.

  • Lynn Mokler

    Military | Major | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    First Pilot of the 305th BG to complete 25 missions, KIA flying an RAF Miles Master training aircraft. Killed 17 October 1943. Master III DM127 assigned to HQ, 3rd Air Division. on a local flight crashed. Flew 35 missions.


  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


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Date Contributor Update
30 November 2015 09:18:26 SJolley Changes to person associations

Person association from aircraft caption

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2014 09:58:34 Emily Changes to markings, unit associations, person associations and media associations

Associated Units, People and Media based on image information at Fold 3

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

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