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"General Travis and Colonel Lyle with lead crew on bombing mission to Marienburg, Germany, beside a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress". England 9 April 1944."

Rear L-R: 2Lt Dallas E Kendall, Brig Gen Robert F Travis, Col Lewis E Lyle, 1Lt George T Orvis Jr, 1Lt Ingvald M Iverson, 1Lt Everett Z Randall.
Front L-R: S/Sgt John B Price, S/Sgt John R Chancellor, S/Sgt Andrew G Benevento, T/Sgt Willie T Sparks, S/Sgt Craig Warren Winters.

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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

  • 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.

  • Lewis Lyle

    Military | General | Commanding Officer
    17-Feb-42 Assigned as a Pilot with 303BG/360BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 6-Mar-42 assigned as Pilot with crew of B-17F 41-24559 [PU-F] "Ooold Soljer", 303BG/360BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 12-Jun-42 through 7-Aug-42 He and his crew underwent...

  • 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...

  • Everett Randall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Willie Sparks

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

  • Robert Travis

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding Officer
    Robert was Commander of 41st CBW composed of 303rd, 384th, and the 379th BG. ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-39875

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 27/9/43; Gr Island 26/10/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-N] Molesworth 14/1/44, 427BS [GN-N]; battle damaged Cologne 10/1/45 with Grafton Smith, Melvin Alderman, D.L. Massingill, George Parker, Ray Miller, Albt Dussliere, Melvin...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2019 21:46:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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