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Lt. Richard K Marsh and crew of the 359th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, beside the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" "Scorchy". England, 4 February 1944.
Rear L-R Lt Richard K Marsh, Lt Robert L Cunningham, Lt Myles J Marsh, Lt Jack Joyce.
Front L-R T/Sgt Eugene B Davis, T/Sgt George A Minks, S/Sgt Warner G Rogers, S/Sgt James E Munson, S/Sgt Raymond J Moessner, S/Sgt William R Ferrell
B-17G-10-BO serial number 42-31314 named "Scorchy" from the 359th BS, 303rd BG, 8th AF. Suffered brake failure during an emergency landing at RAF Shoreham on Feb. 11,1944 and collided with the guardhouse, injuring one soldier.

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...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Cunningham

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Flew 17 missions as co-pilot; 15 missions as 1st pilot completed 30 mission tour and then returned for second combat tour an flew 15 missions as PFF lead crew pilotPromoted to Captain, last mission 11 Apr 45

  • Eugene Davis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
    1st Mission was #110 Diephotz, Germany Feb 21, 19944. Flew on the 75th Mission of the' Knockout Dropper' #41-24605, Mar 27th '44 to Chartres, France Mission #129. Also flew 7 missions on the Thunderbird #42-38050. Flew mission with pilots, John N...

  • William Ferrell

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4297617. Evaded.

  • Jack Joyce

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Bombardier - Suffered brake failure during an emergency landing at RAF Shoreham on Feb. 11,1944 and collided with the guardhouse. RTD.

  • John Joyce

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Myles Marsh

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    Navigator - A/C 42-31314 Suffered brake failure during an emergency landing at RAF Shoreham on Feb. 11,1944 and collided with the guardhouse. RTD.

  • Richard Marsh

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • George Minks

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Raymond Moessner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner

  • James Munson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

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Aircraft

  • 42-31314 'Scorchy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/10/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; Memphis 2/11/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-E] Molesworth 18/11/43; ex-Frankfurt 11/2/44, with Howard Dahleen, Co-pilot: Chas Rice, Navigator: Russ Klingensmith, Bombardier: Ray Gauthier, Flight engineer...

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
09 December 2015 13:45:03 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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