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WERNER G. GOERING CREW - 358th BS
B-17G #43-37838 Fearless Fosdick (358BS) VK-A
(crew assigned 358BS: 07 Aug 1944 - photo: 10 Aug 1944)

(Back L-R) 1Lt William D. Sachau (B), 1Lt Jack P. Rencher (CP),
2Lt Rex H. Markt (N), Capt Werner G. Goering (P)
(Front L-R) S/Sgt Paul A. Bishop (WG), T/Sgt Chester "Chad" Brodzinski (R)(*),
T/Sgt William J. LaPerch, (R), T/Sgt Orall R. "Gus" Gustafson (E)(*),
S/Sgt Clarence W. Houseman (BT)(*), S/Sgt Weldon T. "Tex" Mahan (TG)(*)

(Ranks and Grades at time of last combat mission)

Connections

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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Paul Bishop

    Military | Corporal | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Chester Brodzinski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Werner Goering

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Capt Werner G. Goering (P) - Was the nephew of Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering Commander in Chief of the Nazi German Luftwaffe. Capt Goering completed 48 credited combat missions on 28 Jan 1945 (Mission 308) and was promoted to Captain while a Lead...

  • Orall Gustafson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clarence Houseman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William La Perch

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Weldon Mahan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Rex Markt

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jack Rencher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot and Co-Pilot
    Jack P. Rencher started flying in Phoenix Arizona in 1937. He was operating a D8 bulldozer, graveyard shift, in an open pit copper mine when Pearl Harbor happened. He had to pass a test to enlist in the Army Cadet Program as he got kicked out of high...

  • William Sachau

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 43-37838 'Fearless Fosdick'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/5/44; Hunter 6/6/44; Grenier 15/6/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-A] Molesworth 27/6/44; Missing in Action Weisbaden 15/8/44 with Capt Arnold Litman, Co-pilot: Larry Stein, Navigator: Wayne Krouskup, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2015 22:04:51 JasonR Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.303rdbg.com/358goering.html

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