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Jack R Lewis, photo collection

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. ...

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 369th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joe Bowles

    Military | First Lieutenant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Reported to the ETO on 01 Jul 1942. ...

  • John Bunn

    Military | Tail Gunner
    John Bunn served as a tail gunner with the 369th Bomb Squadron of the 306th Bomb Group out of Thurleigh, England. He flew on Jack Lewis' crew. He reported to the ETO on 26 July 1944.

  • Fred Geitz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Flew 35 missions on "Extra Joker" piloted by Jack Lewis. Reported to the ETO on 26 Jul 1944. Departed the ETO on 08 Mar 1945. AM 4OLC,

  • Raymond Goetz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Flew on Jack R. Lewis crew.

  • Lester Harrison

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator, Navigator; Bombardier
    He flew on Jack Lewis crew. Reported to the ETO on 26 Jul 1944. Crashed on 14 Feb 45 in B-17 #4297185. POW at Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11. AM 4OLC,

  • Roy Patterson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
    He flew on Jack Lewis crew. Reported to the ETO on 26 Jul 1944. Completed tour on 28 Feb 1945. AM 4OLC,

  • George Schuster

    Military | Radio Operator Gunner; Communications

  • George Simons

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    RTD Shot down by flak and crashed near Caen on 8/8/44 in B-17 #42102669

Locations

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2016 07:31:33 Marie Lewis Crawford Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Jack R Lewis Photo Collection

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