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"Lead crew on bombing mission to Sottevast, France, beside a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. 427th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group. England, 8 May 1944."

Rear L-R: 2Lt Dallas E Kendall, 1Lt Kenneth L Olsen, 1Lt George T Orvis, S/Sgt Craig W Winters, Capt Ingvald M Iverson, Col Edgar E Snyder, Capt Dean L Barnes

Front L-R: Sgt Andrew G Benevento, S/Sgt John B Price, T/Sgt Willie T Sparks, S/Sgt John R Chancellor

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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...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Deane Barnes

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Andrew Benevento

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • John Chancellor

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ingvald Iverson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME

  • Dallas Kendall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 x combat missions. Returned from a mission in B17 42-5434 'Lady Luck', which caught fire on the runway 26-Sep-43. RTD.

  • Kenneth Olsen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions.

  • George Orvis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Price

    Military | Private First Class | Bombardier
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Kleve in B-17 43-39081 which crashed near Kleve on 16 Feb 45. After two passes over primary target Langendreer were unsuccessful (target was covered with smog), crew was ordered to proceed to bomb secondary target the...

  • Edgar Snyder

    Military | Colonel

  • Willie Sparks

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2019 13:51:27 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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