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"Lt Taub and crew of the 358th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, beside a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress". England, 1 February 1945."

Rear L-R: 2Lt Francis R Taub, 2Lt John T Cooper Jr, 2Lt Charles Peckham Johnson

Front R-L: S/Sgt Warren F Chrisman, Sgt James Paul Spencer, Sgt James L. Hollowell, S/Sgt Chester Stanley Maluchnik, S/Sgt Michael A Dugan Jr, Sgt Elmer D McWilliams

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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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Warren Chrisman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hamburg in B-17 43-39160; Shot down by ME262's, crashed near Westerade on 20-Mar-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13569 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Cooper

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Hamburg in B-17 43-39160; Shot down by ME262's, crashed near Westerade on 20-Mar-45 Held A/C level along with pilot for crew to bale out, last seen on catwalk to escape...

  • Michael Dugan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hamburg in B-17 43-39160; Shot down by ME262's, crashed near Westerade on 20-Mar-45 - After the A/C broke up Dugan was the only man to make it out of the nose section. Prisoner of War (POW)...

  • James Hollowell

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hamburg in B-17 43-39160; Shot down by ME262's, crashed near Westerade on 20-Mar-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13569 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hamburg in B-17 43-39160; Shot down by ME262's, crashed near Westerade on 20-Mar-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13569 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Chester Maluchnik

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hamburg in B-17 43-39160; Shot down by ME262's, crashed near Westerade on 20-Mar-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13569 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Elmer McWilliams

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hamburg in B-17 43-39160; Shot down by ME262's, crashed near Westerade on 20-Mar-45 Trapped by centrifugal forces in fuselage prior to explosion. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13569 ...

  • James Spencer

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hamburg in B-17 43-39160; Shot down by ME262's, crashed near Westerade on 20-Mar-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13569 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Francis Taub

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 19 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Hamburg in B-17 43-39160; Shot down by ME262's, crashed near Westerade on 20-Mar-45 Held A/C level for crew to bale out, last seen on catwalk to escape hatch before spin....

Aircraft

  • 42-97557 "Mercy's Madhouse"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/12/43; 1SAG Langley 12/1/44; Mitchell 15/1/44; Assigned 482BG (H2X) Alconbury 5/2/44; transferred 422NLS/305BG [JJ-S] Chelveston 20/3/44; 544BS/384BG [SU-X] Grafton Underwood 4/8/44; 358BS/303BG [VK-X] Molesworth 8/44; landing...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2019 21:30:51 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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