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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A bomber crew of the 306th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Connecticut Yankee. Standing L to R: ? (AE), Nagy (B), Lt. Lockyear (CP), Klette (P), Lt Dash (N), ?. Kneeling L to R: ?, Sgt. Holleman (WG), ?, ? (BT).'

Connections

Units

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

People

  • David Dash

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    He was assigned to William Lockyear crew. Reported to the ETO in Jun 1943. Completed 25 missions. He was Squadron Navigator. AM 3 OLC, DFC

  • Stephen Holleman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Purple Heart,; DFC, Air Medal w/4Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Immanuel Klette

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    "One of the fliers who made it back from Pilsen [final 8th A.F. combat mission of the War] defined the uncrushable spirit of the air force that helped bring Germany to ruin. Twenty-seven-year-old Lt. Col. Immanuel 'Manny' Klette, son of a Lutheran...

  • Lester Kurk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    He was assigned to Willard Lockyear crew. Reported to the ETO in June 1943. Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4230779. POW at Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15. POW, AM 2OLC,

  • Willard Lockyear

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Reported to the ETO in June 1943. Completed approx. 17 missions. Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4230779. POW at Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11). POW, AM 2OLC,

  • William Lockyear

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Albert Nagy

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    He was assigned to Willard Lockyear crew. Reported to the ETO in June 1943. Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4230779. KIA. AM OLC,

  • John Regan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    He flew on Willard Lockyear crew. Reported to the ETO in June 1943. Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4230779. POW at Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15. POW, AM OLC,

  • Don Rich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner, Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
    He was assigned to Willard Lockyear crew. Repored to the ETO in June 1943. Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4230779. POW at Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11. POW

  • Bernie Swift

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4230779. POW at Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11. He flew on Immanuel Klette crew then on Willard Lockyear crew. He flew missions from June 1943 to 14 October 1943. ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-29629

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/1/43; Salina 1/2/43; Homestead 17/2/43; New Castle 25/2/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-A] Thurleigh 12/3/43; transferred 358BS/303BG [VK-M] Molesworth 25/9/43; Returned to the USA 560 BU Palm Springs 25/4/44; 4100 BU Patterson 23/2...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2016 12:33:14 Lucy May Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Associations made using information in the photo's caption.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:46:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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