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"Lt. Lowry and crew of the 359th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group based in England, pose in front of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. 29 March 1945."

Rear L-R: 2Lt William J Lowry, F/O Ralph S Bennett, 1Lt Irving Wort, 2Lt Stuart King Wood

Front L-R: Sgt Merritt L Moots, S/Sgt Joseph R Madden, Sgt Emanual Warcholak, Sgt William B Thomas, S/Sgt Joseph J Manina

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ralph Bennett

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 8 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Lowry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Madden

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Armorer-Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 3 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Manina

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 8 x combat missions. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Merritt Moots

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Thomas

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 8 x combat missions. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Emanual Warcholak

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Stuart Wood

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Irving Wort

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 7 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 43-38608 Lucille

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/8/44; Lincoln 2/9/44; Grenier 6/9/44; Assigned 94BG Rougham 8/9/44; transferred 359BS/303BG [BN-E] Molesworth 23/10/44; 360BS [PU-C]; 457BG Glatton 26/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2019 20:42:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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