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"Hollywood's war effort has been the target for many jokes - most of them low blows, but one Hollywood name that has had only praise and deserved it was that of Capt Clark Gable. He began as a buck private, went thru gunnery school, then came to England and west on 5 missions while he was working on a movie that tells the story of 2 gunners - from Main Street, USA thru the Battle of Germany."



  • 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...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron


  • Clark (William Gable

    Military | Major | Cameraman, Gunner, Actor
    Clark Gable flew at least 5 missions as Captain filming 50,000 ft of gunnery combat during 1943. He received the Air Medal for his service. 1 mission was flown with the 303rd BG. The rest were with the 351st BG in different aircraft. The film was named...


Date Contributor Update
23 March 2018 00:44:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations