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"S/Sgt Norman A Sampson of Mason City, Iowa, ball turret gunner on a Boeing B-17 Based at Molesworth, England, is shown at his position during a mission over enemy territory."

S/Sgt Norman A Sampson 359BS, 303BG, 8AF in the 'Office'.



  • 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

    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...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron


  • Norman Sampson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.


Date Contributor Update
21 January 2019 13:53:24 Al_Skiff Changes to caption

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2019 13:36:25 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations