"2nd Lt Jack W Watson, Indianapolis, IN, who crash landed Fort at fighter station. Watson all alone brought the ship back from attack on Oschersleben Tuesday after ordering the crew to bail out when plane was afire. Watson's sixth mission. Twenty one year old pilot best remembered buzzing Yankee stadium during the world series."
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...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
On the big raid of Jan 11, 1944, known as 'Black Tuesday' Lt. Watson's plane was badly shot up and on fire. He ordered the crew to bail out while still over land. After they got out he discovered that he was now over water and decided to try and get...