Delivered Cheyenne 15/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; Brookley 1/2/43; Homestead 14/2/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-W] Molesworth 6/3/43; sustained flak damage over Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ambrose Grant, Co-pilot: Franklin Ball, Navigator: Jim Berger, Bombardier: Marion Blackburn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tony Kujawa, Radio Operator: Ed Sexton, Ball turret gunner: Chester Petrosky (WIA), Waist gunner: Bob Jaouen Wounded in Action, Waist gunner: Woodrow Greenlee Wounded in Action, Tail gunner: Francis Anderson (10 Returned to Duty); crew bailed near coast and aircraft crash landed Riseley, Beds., near Molesworth, UK, 20 miles away, broke in half after hitting tree, and sal. CAT O'NINE TAILS.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
Shot down 5 November 1943 in B-17 41-24565 'The Rambling Wreck. ' Prisoner of War (POW).
Earlier 10/14/43 on return from Schweinfurt mission, with B17 42-5482 'Cat O'Nine Tails' running out of fuel landed at Bedfordshire. Crew returned.
Military | Colonel | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD
Awards: DSC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals.
Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korean conflict.
Military | Sergeant | Aerial Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
KNO October 23, 1943. B-17F #42-29930 'Miss Patricia' crashed shortly after takeoff on a local night training mission.
Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 x Combat missions. KNO October 23, 1943. B-17F #42-29930 'Miss Patricia' crashed shortly after takeoff on a local night training mission.
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...
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