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"Lt. Kruse and crew of the 358th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, beside a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. England, 20 July 1943."

Rear L-R: 2Lt Calder L Wise, 1Lt John W Hendry, 1Lt Richard L Kruse, 1Lt Bernard T McNamara, 2Lt Richard E. Webster.
Front L-R: S/Sgt John C Arasin, S/Sgt John J Doherty, T/Sgt James J Brown, S/Sgt Olwin L Humphries, S/Sgt Howard L. Abney, T/Sgt Loran C Biddle.

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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 Fighter Squadron

People

  • Howard Abney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    11 missions from July to August 1943. Severely wounded and unable to return to active duty as gunner. 1. 10 July 1943-Poix, France2. 14 July, 1943-Villacoublay, France3. 24 July 1943-Heroya, Norway4. 25 July 1943-Hamburg, Germany5. 26 July 1943-Hamburg...

  • John Arasin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 358S, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Hendry crew. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Loran Biddle

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 20-Oct-43 in B-17 41-24629. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1032 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Brown

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BS, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Shot down 20-Oct-43 in B-17 41-24629. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1032 Awards: PH.

  • John Doherty

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BS, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 20-Oct-43 in B-17 41-24629. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1032 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Hendry

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BS, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 20-Oct-43 in B-17 41-24629. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1032 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Olwin Humphries

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Action (KIA) on B17 42-5360 'War Bride' 30-Jul-43. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Richard Kruse

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    15-Sep-42 Assigned as Co-Pilot to B-17F 41-24539 [VK-K] "Jersey Bounce", 303BG/358BS at Kellogg Field, Battle Creek, Michigan. 10-Oct-42 moved with aircraft and crew to Dow Field, Bangor, Maine in preparation for deployment ovreseas. 16-Oct-42 Arrived...

  • Bernard McNamara

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 20-Oct-43 in B-17 41-24629. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Webster

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BS, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat mission. Shot down 20-Oct-43 in B-17 41-24629. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1032 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2018 15:55:42 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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