B-17G 42-39769 Missmanooki (359BS) BN-P (crew assigned 359BS: Oct 1943 - photo: 20 Nov 1943).
(Back L-R) 1Lt Billy M. Goolsby (P), 1Lt John N. Savage (CP)(P). 2Lt Paul E. Towberman (N), Capt Richard R. Bowen (B)
(Front-L-R) T/Sgt Chester W. Greenhalgh (R), T/Sgt Donald Bumgarner (E), S/Sgt William Chraniuk (BTG), S/Sgt Harry J. Rothrock (LWG),
S/Sgt Frank Z. Cueto (RWG), S/Sgt William A. Strobel (TG)
"Lt. Shoup and crew of the 360th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, beside the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Miss Manooki'. England, 20 November 1943."
Rear L-R: Lt's Noel E. Shoup, Walter E. Ulbricht, Byron F. Clark, James Litherland.
Front L-R: Sgt's Harry Conray Ross, William L. Hostetter Jr, Donald Bernard Harrison, Nick Asvestos, Ben W. Bragg, Robert T. Gribble.
Delivered Long Beach 25/8/43; Scott 19/9/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-P] Molesworth 13/10/43; crash landed at base on practice flight when u/c collapsed, with Don Stoulil, Co-pilot: Ed Callahan, Navigator: Harry Susskind, Bombardier: George Trewicki, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gene Romer, Radio Operator: Jim Owen, g-Ken Holder, g-Calvin Turkington,Tail gunner: George Green (9 Returned to Duty); sal 19/12/43. MISS MANOOKI.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator/ Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
Harry Rothrock was from New Albany, Indiana. He flew 33 missions with the 303rd Bomb Group; 359th Squadron. He flew every mission except 1 with 1st Lt. Billy M. Goolsby. After the war he returned home and opened an auto garage, he never married. He...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
alvin G. Turkington was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1914. His parents were David G. and Vernetta Z. Turkington. The Us Census 1930 shows the family in Chadron, Nebraska while the US Census 1940 has them living in Chicago. Turkington's next of kin is...
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...
Not yet known