PHILIP H. McDAVID CREW - 359th BS
(crew assigned 359BS: 15 July 1944 - photo: 12 Aug 1944)
(Back L-R) 1Lt Philip H. McDavid (P)(WIA), 2Lt Richard Beeman (CP),
2Lt Donald E. Pickett (B)(WIA), 2Lt Robert L. King (N)
(Front L-R) S/Sgt Warren N. Linville (WG), T/Sgt Thomas M. Hall (E),
T/Sgt Wilfred J. Sikkema (R), S/Sgt Ralph R. Johnson (BT),
S/Sgt Joseph Erdody (TG)
(Ranks and grades at time of last combat mission.)
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...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail Gunner
Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner
Military | Captain | Pilot
From 24 July to 20 November 1944 completed 35 missions with no aborts.
AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH
Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator
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...