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"Lt Gatzke and crew of the 305th Bomb Group shown beside their Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. 6 Jan. 1945, England."



  • 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. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    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...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron


  • Robert Gatzke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


  • 43-37947

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 21/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-S] Chelveston 8/7/44; battle damaged Cologne 10/1/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 22/1/45.


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2019 09:52:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations