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"Lead crew on bombing mission to Le Meillard, France, beside the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" "The 8 Ball". 358th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group. England, 14 January 1944."

Rear L-R: 1Lt Hobart H Steely, 1Lt Darius Raymond Davis, 2Lt Fred T Clark, Lt Col Burton K Voorhees, Capt John V Lemmon.

Front L-R: S/Sgt David L Wilson, S/Sgt Mario D Garcia, S/Sgt Jerry C McLawhorn, S/Sgt Daniel F Gilmore, S/Sgt Frank J Mirenda, S/Sgt Verden D Swank.

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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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Fred Clark

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Darius Davis

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Mario Garcia

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Shot down by fighters prior to the IP and crashed WSW of Dinant, Belgium on a mission to Frankfurt am Main, GR on 2 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-97509 'Old Hickory'. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME

  • Daniel Gilmore

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down by fighters prior to the IP and crashed WSW of Dinant, Belgium on a mission to Frankfurt am Main, GR on 2 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-97509 'Old Hickory'. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Lemmon

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jerry McLawhorn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Mirenda

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down by fighters prior to the IP and crashed WSW of Dinant, Belgium on a mission to Frankfurt am Main, GR on 2 Mar 1944 in B-17G 42-97509 'Old Hickory'. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Hobart Steely

    Military | First Lieutenant | 1034 Navigator
    Hobart H. Steely, Navigator, was assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943, James B. Tayor Crew. 28 x combat missions. He did not fly any combat missions with the 384th Bomb Group...

  • Verden Swank

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down by fighters prior to the IP and crashed WSW of Dinant, Belgium on a mission to Frankfurt am Main, GR on 2 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-97509 'Old Hickory'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Burton Voorhees

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot, Air Executive
    Completed 5 x combat missions with 303BG. Transferred to 401BG. Awards: Croix de Guerre (Palmleaf), DFC, AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME(4 battle stars).

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Aircraft

  • 41-24635 (The 8 BALL MK II). EIGHT BALL

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-O] New Castle 6/10/42; Molesworth 21/11/42. Flown by Captain William R. Calhoun on the 4 May 1943 mission to the Ford and General Motors works, Antwerp, Belgium, with Clark Gable on board for his first mission (slighly damaged...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2019 12:24:08 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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