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"Lt. Kenyon and crew of the 305th Bomb Group at their base In England. 7 Sept. 1943." - Seen here after ditching B-17 42-30004.

L-R: Lt Richard Lewis, Sgt Homer M Bagby, 2Lt Martin J Licursi, Unknown, Sgt Arthur Engleheart, T/Sgt Russell R Ahlgren, Sgt Paul F Chabula, Lt Elseworth P Kenyon, 2Lt Thomas H Davies, S/Sgt John H Lambert Jr.

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. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Russell Ahlgren

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    B-17 42-30004 ditched in Channel on 6 September 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 42-30242 'Lallah-V III. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Homer Bagby

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    B-17 42-30004 ditched in Channel on 6 September 1943. Returned to base. Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Chabula

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    B-17 42-30004 ditched in Channel on 6 September 1943. Returned to base.

  • Thomas Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. B-17 42-30004 ditched in Channel on 6-Sep-43. Returned to base. Shot down 14-Oct-43 in B-17 42-30242 'Lallah-V III', Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 911 Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Lambert

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Aboard B-17 42-30004 when it ditched in English channel on 6-Sep-43. Returned to base. RTD Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Martin Licursi

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Aboard B-17 42-30004 which ditched in English channel on 6-Sep-43. Returned to base. RTD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 42-30004

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-B] Ridgewell 15/6/43 JANICE; transferred 305BG [WF-Q] Chelveston 22/8/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Ellsworth Kenyon, Co-pilot: Tom Davis, Navigator:...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2018 19:55:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/161226231?terms=Russell%20R%20Ahlgren

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