Crew of B-17G tail no. 43-3781 with "liberated" German equipment at RAF Chelveston after they were downed near St. Lo, France. 2nd Lt. Donald Muckerman standing back right.
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...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/44; Kearney 4/6/44; Grenier 16/6/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-H] Chelveston 28/6/44; battle damaged Montbartier, Fr fuel dumps 7/8/44 with S.R. Graves, crew unknown; (9 Returned to Duty); crash landed Bourigny (horse racetrack),...
7 August 1944
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): 4 missions are flown: ...
Military site : airfield
Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...
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Don Muckerman collection
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From Don Muckerman's personal collection