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B-17F 41-24541 'Spook' Lawrence G Dunnica crew 358th BS, 303rd BG, 8th AF USAAF.
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1st Lt Lawrence G Dunnica (Pilot), 2nd Lt Orson E Pacey (CoPilot), 1st Lt Leonard E Thornton (Nav), 2nd Lt James H Montgomery (Bomb
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T/Sgt Harry W Tucker (Eng), S/Sgt Philip T Cascio (Ball), T/Sgt Bertis W Holland (Radio), S/Sgt Robert L Dew (R Waist), S/Sgt Claude F Taylor (Tail).

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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

  • Philip Cascio

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    SGT Philip T. Cascio was assigned as Ball Turret Gunner with the Lawrence G. Dunnica crew on B-17F 41-24541 "Spook", 303BG/358BS on 3-Sep-42 at Kellog Field, Battle Creek, Michigan. He arrived at Molesworth, UK with the aircraft on 25-Oct-42. He...

  • Robert Dew

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    SGT Robert L. Dew was assigned as Right Waist Gunner with 1LT Lawrence G. Dunnica's crew on B-17F 41-24541 "Spool", 303BG/358BS on 3-Sep-42 at Kellog Field, Battle Creek, Michigan. He arrived with the aircraft at Molesworth, UK on 24-Oct-42. ...

  • Lawrence Dunnica

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    1LT Lawrence G. Dunninca was assigned to 303BG/358BS with B-17F 41-24541 [VK:B] "Spook" at Kellog Field, Battle Creek, Michigan on 3-Sep-42. He arrived with his crew (except LWG SGT Wayne P. Harker) at Molesworth on 24-Oct-42. The aircraft also carried...

  • Bertis Holland

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    SGT Bertis W. Holland was assigned as Radio Operator with 1LT Lawrence G. Dunnica's crew on B-17F 41-24541 "Spook" on 3-Sep-42 at Kellog Field, Battle Creek, Michigan. He arrived with the aircraft at Molesworth, UK on 24-Oct-42. He participated in 11...

  • James Montgomery

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #425432 'The Hunting Club'. Killed in Action (KIA). This was his 24th mission.

  • Orson Pacey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    2LT Orson E. Pacey was assigned as Co-Pilot of B-17F 41-24541 [VK-B] "Spook", 303BG/358BS with the Lawrence G. Dunnica crew on 3-Sep-42 at Kellog Field, Battle Creek Michigan. He arrived at Molesworth, UK with the aircraft on 24-Oct-42. He...

  • Claude Taylor

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    SSGT Claude F. Taylor was assigned as the Tail Gunner with 1LT Lawrence G. Dunnica's crew on B-17F 41-24541 "Spook", 303BG/358BS. He arrived abord the aircraft at Molesworth on 24-Oct-42. He participated in 12 Operations - 5 Aborted. He flw one of...

  • Leonard Thornton

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    2LT Leonard E. Thornton was assigned as Navigator with the Lawrence G. Dunnica crew on B-17F 41-24541 [VK-B] "Spook" 303BG/358BS at Kellog Field, Battle Creek, Michigan on 3-Sep-42. He arrived with the aircraft on 24-Oct-42 at Molesworth, UK. He...

  • Harry Tucker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
    TSGT Harry W. Tucker was assigned as Engineer/Top Turret Gunner on 1Lt Lawrence G. Dunnica's crew on B-17F 42-24541 "Spook", 303BG/358BS at Kellog Field. Battle Creek, Michigan on 3-Sep-42. He arrived at Molesworth, UK with the aircraft on 24-Oct-43....

Aircraft

  • 41-24541 Spook

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24541 "Spook" was assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-G] Kellogg Fd 14-Sep-42; Molesworth 16-Sep-42;The aircraft participated in 12 Operations - 4 Aborted (See Biography events) ...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2015 17:43:14 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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