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James H Wallace

Military

Commanding Officer, 303rd Bomb Group 13-Jul-42 to 12-Feb-43.

Mission Participations (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) See Biography events.

Service

People

  • Albert Dieffenbach

    Military | Major | Group Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 41-24559 Ooold Soljer

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24559 'Ooold Soljer' was assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-C] Bangor 14-Oct-42; Molesworth 16-Oct-42. ...

  • 41-24580 Hellcat Agnes & No Monkey Business

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24580 "Hellcat Agnes" was assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-C] Bangor 11-Oct-42; Molesworth 16-Oct-62. Participated in 6 Operations - 2 Aborts (See Biography events) ...

  • 41-24619 S-for-Sugar

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-S] Bangor 5-Oct-42; Molesworth 25-Oct-42; 52m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11-Jan- 44 with Tom Simmons, Co-pilot: Fred Reichel, Navigator: Bill Clyatt, Bombardier: Dick Vaughan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wallace...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 21

    18 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at Lorient and La Pallice, France are the Primary (P) targets for this mission. However, those at St. Nazaire, France are attacked by 21 B-17s of 303BG when they are mistaken for those of Lorient. The force attacking Lorient is composed...

  • VIII Bomber Command 24

    6 December 1942
    The German airfield of Drucat at Abbeville, France is the primary target for 19 B-24s despatched from 44th Bomb Group but are recalled. One squadron of 6 does not hear the recall and proceeds to the target, 1 B-24 MIA. ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 28

    3 January 1943
    The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are once again the target for this mission. This is proving to be a particularly difficult target to destroy due to its massive, reinforced concrete design. It consists of 14 individual pens connected together in...

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
Mission #1, COL James H. Wallace, w/B-17F 41-24580, 303BG/358BS Saint-Nazaire, France 18 November 1942

Served as Group Command Pilot on B-17F 41-24580 "Hellcat Agnes", 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. RTB OK.

Mission #3, COL James H. Wallace, w/B-17F 41-24619 303BG/427BS Saint-Nazaire, France 3 January 1943

Served as Group Command Pilot on B-17F 41-24619 "S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. RTB OK.

Mission #2, COL James H. Wallace, w/B-17F 41-24559 303BG/360BS Lille, France 6 December 1943

Served as Group Command Pilot on B-17F 41-24559 "Ooold Soljer", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the carriage and wagon works at Lille, France. RTB OK.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2016 23:19:59 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 3-May-2016. Added Mission #3 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 3-Jan-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/009.pdf

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2016 23:09:02 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 3-May-2016. Added Mission #2 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 6-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/005.pdf

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2016 23:06:20 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 3-May-2016. Added Mission #1 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 18-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/002.pdf

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2016 23:01:30 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 3-May-2016. Added Mission particiaption statement to Summary Biography; Made connections to Units (BS); Aircraft (through 3-Jan-43) and Missions (thorugh 3-Jan-43) per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian. http://www.303rdbg.com/

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 01:27:50 Lee8thbuff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-Feb-2015. Restoring data from Software test.

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 01:25:21 Lee8thbuff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-Feb-2015. Testing software display.

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2014 19:48:36 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, role, biography and place associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 11-Nov-2014. Description: http://www.usaaf.com/8thaf/bomber/303bg.HTM

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://303rdbg.com/rost-wxyz.html#W

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