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"Captain Baldwin and crew who participated in the raid on Kiel, Germany, pose in front of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress". 303rd Bomb Group, England. 15 May 1943."

Rear L-R: Unkn, Donald R Bone, Unkn, Kirk R Mitchell, Irl E Baldwin, Ripley W Joy.

Front L-R : Harry J Brody, Allerton F Meddaugh Jr, James E Rodriguez Jr, Harold E Godwin, Russell M Warren.



  • 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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron


  • Irl Baldwin

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Completed 25 combat missions on 14 May 1943.

  • Donald Bone

    Military | Major | Bombardier
    Completed his combat tour on 15-May-43. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harry Brody

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Jim Brody grew up in eastern Montana. He flew his missions as the ball turret gunner on the B-17 "Hell's Angels" (Baldwin crew) and returned to the U.S. I have heard that he was credited with destroying 11 German airplanes, but I don't know if that...

  • Harold Godwin

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed his combat tour on 15-May-43. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME

  • Ripley Joy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Ripley W. Joy was assigned to the 303rd Bomb Group / 358th Bomb Squadron. Starting as a Co-Pilot, he was upgraded to Pilot on 4 June 1943. After completing 25 missions with the 303rd, he was sent back to the US. He was assigned as a pilot in the 21st...

  • Allerton Meddaugh

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kirk Mitchell

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Kirk Mitchell served as a pilot with the 358th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Molesworth, England.

  • James Rodriguez

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed combat tour on 17-May-43. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Russell Warren

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator


Date Contributor Update
06 March 2018 22:35:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations