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"Brigadier General Robert Travis with lead crew on a bombing mission to Stuttgart, Germany, pose in front of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. 303rd Bomb Group, England. 6 September 1943."

Rear L-R: S/Sgt James E Schneider, S/Sgt Paul C Robillard, F/O Robert H Halpin, 1Lt Norman Nels Jacobsen, Maj Lewis E Lyle, 1Lt Jack B Fawcett, Brig Gen Brig General Robert F Travis, 1Lt Lawrence E Effinger.

Front L-R: T/Sgt Frederick J Green, T/Sgt Lloyd E Nordyke, Sgt Shuble A Boling, 1Lt Spencer Frederick Case.

Connections

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...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Shuble Boling

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Spencer Case

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lawrence Effinger

    Military | Captain | Navigator

  • Jack Fawcett

    Military | Captain | Bombardier
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frederick Green

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Halpin

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot / Pilot
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions, 19 x as lead ship tailgunner/ observer, 5 x as co-pilot and 5 x as pilot. Moved through ranks from F/O to 2Lt to 1Lt as pilot. ...

  • Norman Jacobsen

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • 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...

  • Lloyd Nordyke

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 27 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Robillard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 5 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Frankfurt in B-17 42-29846; Bailed out Prisoner of War (POW) 4-Oct-43. MACR 780 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 42-29931 Satan's Workshop

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/3/43; Casper 28/3/43; Tinker 10/4/43; Memphis 16/4/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD- ] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43 JAYBIRD; transferred 360BS/303BG [PU-L] Molesworth 13/7/43; Missing in Action Bernburg 22/2/44 with George Underwood, Co...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 May 2019 09:20:46 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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