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Paul F Flickinger

Military

Shot down 12 December 1942 in B-17 41-24585 [PU-B] 'Wulf Hound' while serving as Pilot. Prisoner of War (POW). Participated on 3 missions (See Biogrqaphy events).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24585 Wulfe-Hound

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24585 "Wulfe-Hound" was assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-B] Bangor 14-Oct-42; Molesworth 16-Oct-42; Missing in Action Rouen-Sotteville 12-Dec-42 sustained damage from enemy aircraft, force landed in a field in France. Was removed and repaired by the...

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 25

    12 December 1942
    This mission is composed of two elements. First element: The German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France is the Primary (P) target for a force of 78 B-17s despatched from 91BG (19), 303BG (20), 305BG (21) and 306BG (18). However, the target is...

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
Assigned to Aircraft Biggs Field, TX 79918, USA 23 August 1942

Assigned as Pilot of B-17F 41-24585 "Wulfe Hund", 303BG/360BS at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas.

Arrived at Station Molesworth, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 16 October 1942

Arrived with B-17F 41-24585 "Wulfe Hund", 303BG/360BS and crew at Molesworth, UK

Mission #1, 1LT Paul F. Flickinger, w/B-17F 41-24585, 303BG/360BS Saint-Nazaire, France 18 November 1942

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24585 "Wulfe Hund", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. RTB OK.

Mission #2, 1LT Paul F. Flickinger, w/B-17F 41-24585, 303BG/360BS Lille, France 6 December 1942

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24585 "Wulfe Hund", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the carriage and wagon works at Lille, France. RTB OK.

Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Germany 12 December 1942 – 1 June 1945

Held at Stalag 7A, Moosburg, Bavaria. Officially Returned to Military Control (RMC) 1-Jun-45.

Mission #3, 1LT Paul F. Flickinger, w/B-17F 41-24585, 303BG/360BS Rouen, France 12 December 1942

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24585 "Wulfe Hund", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France. The aircraft was damaged by flak and fighters and 1LT Flickenger managed to make an emergency landing on a field in France. He was captured as a POW. 6 of the crew evaded capture and 3 others were caputred as Prisoners of War.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2015 22:22:20 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Dec-2015. Correcting typo on Assigned to Aircraft date.

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2015 21:18:43 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Dec-2015. Added Mission #3 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 12-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/006.pdf

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2015 21:13:24 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Dec-2015. 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
07 December 2015 21:09:53 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Dec-2015. 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
07 December 2015 21:05:46 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number and events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Dec-2015. Added Arrived at Station event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Paul F. Flickenger crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-360-flickenger.html

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2015 21:02:43 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Dec-2015. Added Assigned to Aircraft event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Paul F. Flickenger crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-360-flickenger.html

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2015 20:56:08 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Dec-2015. Made connections to all mission participation based on my research of 303BG Mission Reports, 303BG website, Gayr Moncur, Historian. http://www.303rdbg.com/

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2014 17:58:10 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 10-Nov-2014. "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE; National Archives Records Administration (NARA) WWII POW database.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p. 53

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