"Lt. Shoup and crew of the 360th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, beside the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Miss Manooki'. England, 20 November 1943."
Rear L-R: Lt's Noel E. Shoup, Walter E. Ulbricht, Byron F. Clark, James Litherland.
Front L-R: Sgt's Harry Conray Ross, William L. Hostetter Jr, Donald Bernard Harrison, Nick Asvestos, Ben W. Bragg, Robert T. Gribble.
Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bois-Coquered in B-17F 42-5306; Shot down by flak and crashed SW of Abbeville 28-Feb-44. EVD. MACR 2863
Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bois-Coquered in B-17F 42-5306; Shot down by flak and crashed SW of Abbeville 28-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2863
Awards: AM (2OLC), PH
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 Tulsa 16/11/42; New Castle 9/12/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-P] Thurleigh 1/1/43; in taxi accident at base with Warren Grey 27/6/43; transferred 359BS/303BG [BN-Q] Molesworth 25/9/43; Missing in Action Pas De Calais 28/2/44 with Noel Shoup,...
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...
||West Virginia, USA
||12 April 1923
||New York City, NY
||30 October 1942
New York City New York
||November 1943 – 28 February 1944
Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.
|Blown out of A/C EVD
||28 February 1944
Failed to Return (FTR) Bois-Coquered in B-17F 42-5306; Shot down by flak and crashed SW of Abbeville 28-Feb-44. EVD. MACR 2863
||28 February 1944 – 17 May 1944
||10 January 2007
||Lawnwood Cemetery Morgantown, Monongalia County, WV
||13 January 2007
Monongalia County, WV