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Lead crew on bombing mission to Huls, Germany pose In front of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. 303rd Bomb Group, England. 22 June 1943.

Standing L-R: 1Lt Nathan J Rosenblum, 1Lt Milton S Fonorow, Maj William R Calhoun, Capt Lloyd D Griffin, 1Lt William M Preston, 1Lt Walter C Swanson.
Kneeling L-R: S/Sgt Samuel L Edwards, T/Sgt William M Eason, S/Sgt Lynewood D Wiegand, S/Sgt Paul E Henderson, S/Sgt Robert Plummer, T/Sgt Vernon Schwartz.

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...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Calhoun

    Military | Colonel | Pilot; Operations Officer; Commanding Officer
    Born 10 Nov 1919 Birmingham, AL, BA Degree Stanford Univ. ...

  • William Eason

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
    13-Jun-42 Assigned as Engineer/Top Turret Gunner of B-17F 42-5434 [PU-J] "Lady Luck" 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The date of his arrival at Molesworth, UK nor the aircraft on which he arrived there could not be determined...

  • Samuel Edwards

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    13-Jun-42 Assigned as an Aerial Gunner on B-17F 42-5434 [PU-J] "Lady Luck" 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The date of his arrival at Molesworth, UK nor the aircraft on which he arrived there could not be determined from 303BG...

  • Milton Fonorow

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    23-Jun-42 Assigned as Navigator of B-17F 41-24620 [PU-O] "Snap! Crackle! Pop!, 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo, New Mexico. 15-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard B-17F 41-24620. Mission participation (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) See Biography events

  • Loyd Griffin

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    13-Jun-42 Assigned as Pilot of B-17F 42-5434 [PU-J] "Lady Luck" 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The date of his arrival at Molesworth, UK nor the aircraft on which he arrived there could not be determined from 303BG records....

  • Paul Henderson

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    13-Jun-42 Assigned as and Aerial Gunner of B-17F 42-5434 [PU-J] "Lady Luck" 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The date of his arrival at Molesworth, UK nor the aircraft on which he arrived there could not be determined from 303BG...

  • Robert Plummer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    13-Jun-42 Assigned as Ball Turrest Gunner of B-17F 42-5434 [PU-J] "Lady Luck" 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. Neither the date of his arrival at Molesworth, UK nor the aircraft on which he arrived there could not be determined...

  • William Preston

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    13-Jun-42 Assigned as Navigator of B-17F 42-5434 [PU-J] "Lady Luck" 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The date of his arrival at Molesworth, UK nor the aircraft on which he arrived there could not be determined from 303BG records...

  • Nathan Rosenblum

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Vernon Schwartz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    13-Jun-42 Assigned as Radio Operator of B-17F 42-5434 [PU-J] "Lady Luck" 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The date of his arrival at Molesworth, UK nor the aircraft on which he arrived there could not be determined from 303BG...

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Aircraft

  • 42-5434 Lady Luck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/12/42; Morrison 6/2/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-J] Molesworth 6/3/43; crash landed Alresford, Hants., UK, 26/9/43 with Bob Cogswell [injured in crash], Co-pilot: Dallas Kendall, Navigator: Ed Cobb, Bombardier: Frank Kulesa, Flight...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2018 19:00:31 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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