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Lead crew on a bombing mission to Bremen, Germany, pose in front of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 'Satans Workshop'. 303rd Bomb Group, England. 8 October 1943.

Rear L-R: Lt Theodore M Jackson, Lt Lawrence E Effinger, Capt John J Casello, 1Lt Jack B Fawcett, Major Walter K Shayler, Lt George Molnar.

Front L-R: T/Sgt Anthony Calco, S/Sgt Truly Ponder, S/Sgt Carlyle A Frost,T/Sgt Hugh S Carnathan, S/Sgt Johnnie E Gray.



  • 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

    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...


  • Anthony Calco

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Hugh Carnathan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer

  • John Casello

    Military | Major | Pilot

  • Lawrence Effinger

    Military | Captain | Navigator

  • Jack Fawcett

    Military | Captain | Bombardier
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Carlyle Frost

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Johnnie Gray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Took off from Molesworth on slow timing flight in B-17 42-37757. Landing gear failed upon approach so wheels-up landing made on grass. RTD 10-Dec-43. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Theodore Jackson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed shortly after takeoff on a local night training mission in B-17F 42-29930 'Miss Patricia'. 23-Oct-43. Died non Battle (DNB) Awards: AM.

  • George Molnar

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 42-29498 'Dark Horse. ' Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft 1. POW

  • Truly Ponder

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

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  • 42-29931 Satan's Workshop

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/3/43; Casper 28/3/43; Tinker 10/4/43; Memphis 16/4/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD- ] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43 JAYBIRD; transferred 360BS/303BG [PU-L] Molesworth 13/7/43; Missing in Action Bernburg 22/2/44 with George Underwood, Co...


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04 February 2018 13:35:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations