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42-39764

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 25/8/43; Scott 16/9/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-B] Molesworth 18/10/43; transferred 360BS [PU- ]; {6m} Missing in Action Bremen 20/12/43 with Alexander Alex, Navigator: Nick Goldschmidt, Bombardier: Albt Farrar, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Adamczyk, Radio Operator: Bill McCarren, Ball turret gunner: Harry Michels, Waist gunner: Bob Newcomb*, Waist gunner: Harry Brown*,Tail gunner: Stewart Hall* (*all repatriated) (9 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Lon Jackman (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed target area. Missing Air Crew Report 1706. SANTA ANNA.

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...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Adamczyk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-17 #4239764 'Santa Anna. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Alexander Alex

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-17 #4239764 'Santa Anna. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Brown

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-17 #4239764 'Santa Anna. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Carren

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Albert Farrah

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-17 #4239764 'Santa Anna. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW/ Purple Heart, Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Clusters

  • Nicholas Goldschmidt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-17 #4239764 'Santa Anna. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Stewart Hall

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Lon Jackman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Harold Micheles

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Robert Newcomb

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-17 #4239764 'Santa Anna. ' Prisoner of War (POW). 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 20 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1706 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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