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Billy B Southworth Jr




  • Jack Belk

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    1-May-42 Assigned as an Aerial Gunner to 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, with the rank of Sergeant. 303BG personnel record does not indicate that he was assigned to any particular crew at that time and does not indicate when he arrived at...

  • Waldo Brandt

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

  • Milton Conver

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group

  • John Dillinger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Trained to fly initially at 63rd Army Air Forces Contract Pilot School Douglas, GA. Member of class 42F (July 42). then went to Shaw Field, Sumter, SC for the next level of flying training. Graduated with the class of 42F at the pilot school in Dothan,...

  • William Fleming

    Military | Sergeant | A/Rad | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Ward Kirkpatrick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 15 May 1943 in B-17 #4229481. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Lucian Means

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 303rd Bomb Group
    1-May-42 Assigned as Engineer/Top Turret Gunner on B-17F 41-24587 [GN-P] "Bad Check", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 25-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "Bad Check". Mission Participations (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) See Biography events.

  • Jon Schueler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Hospitalised late 1943. Medically discharged 1944. ...

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb 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...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-2966

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-U] Bangor 16/9/42; Molesworth 28/10/42; 1 CCRC Bovingdon 4/7/43 as trainer. Salvaged in the UK after the war, date not recorded.


Event Location Date
Lived in Columbus, OH, USA 1941


Date Contributor Update
09 March 2017 14:16:13 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, events and aircraft associations

Key Image ID from FRE 997.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:39 AAM AAM ingest

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