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"Lt. Wise and crew of the 358th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, beside a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. England, 24-Oct-43."

Rear L-R: 1Lt Calder L Wise, 2Lt William C Fort Jr, 2Lt John P.D. Nothstein, 2Lt Charles W Spencer.
Front L-R: T/Sgt Grover C Mullins, S/Sgt James H Pleasant, S/Sgt Howard H Zeitner, S/Sgt Bernard J Sutton, T/Sgt James C Supple, S/Sgt John Gaspar Viszneki.

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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Fort

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flew on B17 42-3064 'Star Dust'. 303rd BG lists him wounded 11/26/43. On that date a 20 mm shell killed the Bombardier Rocketto.

  • Grover Mullins

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #4124562 'Sky Wolf. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Nothstein

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Oschersleben on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-30865. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • James Pleasant

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #4124562 'Sky Wolf. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Spencer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    While serving as bombardier, on 26 November, 1943, a 20mm shell exploded in the nose, killed the navigator, seriously injured Lt. Spencer, and destroyed the plexiglass nose. The flight engineer removed Lt. Spencer to a position of safety, but Lt....

  • James Supple

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #4124562 'Sky Wolf. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Bernard Sutton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #4124562 'Sky Wolf. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Viszneki

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #4124562 'Sky Wolf. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Calder Wise

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BS, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Howard Zeitner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #41-24562 'Sky Wolf', Killed in Action (KIA).

Aircraft

  • 41-24577 Hell's Angels

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24577 "Hells Angels" was assigned to 358BS/303BG [VK-D] Bangor 14-Oct-42; arrived at Molesworth 24-Oct-42; in landing accident with Irl E. Baldwin 26-Apr-43; slated to RAF 100 Squadron, but retained by 803rd BS ATD (American Training...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2018 19:29:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/161270502?terms=41-24577

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