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Bernard Tilman McNamara

Military

Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 20-Oct-43 in B-17 41-24629. Prisoner of War (POW).

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Robert McGuire

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Robert McGuire served as a radio operator with the 358th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Molesworth, England. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24416 'Black Diamond Express'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 326BS/92BG Bangor 16/7/42; 95BG Horham /43; 359BS/303BG [BN-V] Molesworth, 17/6/43; Returned to the USA Sheppard 5/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 26/10/45. BLACK DIAMOND EXPRESS.

  • 41-24629 Not named

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-O] Cheyenne 13/9/42; Thurleigh 23/1/43; transferred 358BS/303BG Molesworth [VK-G] 25/9/43; 4m Missing in Action Duren 20/10/43 with John Hendry, Navigator: Bernie McNamara, Bombardier: Dick Webster Wounded in Action, Flight...

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 Hampden County, MA 8 May 1919
Enlisted Springfield, MA 16 January 1941
Based Molesworth 1943 – 20 October 1943

Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Cambrai, France 20 October 1943

Shot down 20-Oct-43 in B-17 41-24629. Prisoner of War (POW).

Prisoner of War (POW) Furstenberg, Germany 20 October 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag 3b.

Died Bourne, MA 17 July 1993
Buried Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA August 1993

Massachusetts National Cemetery
Bourne,
Barnstable County, MA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2018 20:05:09 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28604832
https://www.fold3.com/record/85125482-bernard-tilman-mcnamara
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/982352/bernard-t-mcnamara

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2018 17:04:57 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1032

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