Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). ETD
Awards: WWII Victory, EAME
Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). 36 x combat missions. ETD
Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer; Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
Commanding Officer 303rd Bomb Group from 29-Oct-44 to 19-Apr-45.
SS/ DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster
Units served with
Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945.
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Pocatello 31/12/42; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-Z] Morrison 5/3/43; Molesworth 8/4/43; Missing in Action 6/9/43 with Bob Hullar, Co-pilot: Wilbur Klint, Navigator: Elmer Brown, Bombardier: Jim McCormick, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dale...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Lincoln 26/8/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-Q] Molesworth 22/9/44; transferred 398BG Nuthampstead 27/5/45; no ops, RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; Sth Plains 9/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...
Military site : airfield
Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...
||Marshall County, OK
||Oklahoma City, OK
||7 August 1940
||1943 – 1944
Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.
||6 September 1943
Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD).