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Noel Emerson Shoup

Military

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

Service

People

  • Nick Asvestos

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    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.

  • Ben Bragg

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 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.

  • Byron Clark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 x combat missions. On 26-Nov-43 mission to Bremen, B-17 42-5177 'Fast Worker Mk II' was attacked by ME109 and made emergency landing at Attlebridge, Norfolk. RTD. ...

  • William Futchik

    Military | Captain | Crew Chief / Engineering officer | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Crew chief on aircraft 42-5306. Returned to the states December 1943 and attended Officer Candidate School. He later returned to Europe as an engineering officer. Awards: LOM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Gribble

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 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.

  • Donald Harrison

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 14 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, PH

  • William Hostetter

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 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.

  • James Litherland

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 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 (OLC), PH

  • Charles McClain

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30+missions. On 26-Nov-43 mission to Bremen, B-17 42-5177 'Fast Worker Mk II' was attacked by ME109 and made emergency landing at Attlebridge, Norfolk. RTD ...

  • Harry Ross

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. 11-Feb-44, brakes failed on landing at RAF Shoreham, Sussex, overshooting the runway and hitting a guard shack in B-17G 42-31314 'Scorchy'. RTD. Mission target was Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ...

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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

  • 42-5306

    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,...

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 Hico, TX 11 September 1918

Son of Arthur Warren Shoup.

Lived in Dublin, Texas 1942
Enlisted Lubbock, TX 21 March 1942

Lubbock Texas

Based Molesworth 1944 – 28 February 1944

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

Died Abbeville, France 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. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2863

Buried 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried Upper Greens Creek Cemetery Stephenville, Erath County, TX 1948

Memorialised
Upper Greens Creek Cemetery
Stephenville, Erath County, TX

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2019 18:49:07 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84790517-noel-e-shoup
https://www.fold3.com/record/529859534-noel-e-shoup
https://www.fold3.com/image/28742885?terms=O-672887
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952964?rec=300711689
https://www.fold3.com/image/624836951?terms=shoup,noel
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56360865/noel-emerson-shoup
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17910724/noel-emerson-shoup

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2019 16:47:24 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84790517-noel-e-shoup
https://www.fold3.com/record/529859534-noel-e-shoup
https://www.fold3.com/image/28742885?terms=O-672887
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952964?rec=300711689
https://www.fold3.com/image/624836951?terms=shoup,noel
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56360865/noel-emerson-shoup
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17910724/noel-emerson-shoup

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2015 16:54:31 millebr Changes to service number
Sources

WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2863, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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