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James E McCormick

Military

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

Service

People

  • Robert Hullar

    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

  • William Raper

    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

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3002 'The Old Squaw'

    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...

  • 44-6516

    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 ...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Marshall County, OK 1921
Enlisted Oklahoma City, OK 7 August 1940
Based Molesworth 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Ditched RTD English Channel 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).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2019 11:32:29 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/338.pdf
https://www.fold3.com/record/84722556-james-e-mccormick

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2019 11:31:13 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/338.pdf
https://www.fold3.com/record/84722556-james-e-mccormick

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor

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