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A view of the memorial stone and plaque at the day of the unveiling on 13-10-2018.

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Units

  • 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...

People

  • Donald Breeden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Donald Paul Breeden served as pilot with the 364th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group. His B-17 #423436 was shot down 14 October 1943 over the Netherlands and Breeden was declared Missing in Action (MIA). ...

  • Hosea Crawford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Leonard Henlin

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Dominic Lepore

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Arthur Linrud

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner / Flight Engineer
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Harvey Manley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • William Martin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Dennis McDarby

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Benjamin Roberts

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3436. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Robert Wells

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

Aircraft

  • 42-3436

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/6/43; Redmond 15/8/43; Assigned 96BG 16/8/43; transferred 364BS/305BG [WF-R] Chelveston 18/9/43; ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...

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Date Contributor Update
16 October 2018 07:04:38 wimhm.slangen Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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