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Carl H Morales

Military

15-Sep-42 Assigned as Pilot, with crew, to B-17F 41-24562 [VK A] "Sky Wolf", 303BG/358BS at Kellogg Field, Battle Creek, Michigan. 10-Oct-42 Moved with "Sky Wolf" and crew to Dow Field, Maine in preparation for deployment to the UK. 16-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "Sky Wolf".

Completed 25-mission tour on 21-May-43.

Mission Participations (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) See Biography events.

Flew as pilot of 41-24562 "Sky Wolf" on 17/4/1943.

Service

People

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  • Clemens Wurzbach

    Military | Major | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
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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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24539 Jersey Bounce

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-K] Kellogg Fd 15/9/42; Molesworth 16/10/42; CCRC Bovingdon 27/7/43; 384BG Grafton Underwood 22/9/43; Salvaged NBD 31/5/45. JERSEY BOUNCE.

  • 41-24562 Sky Wolf

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-A] Bangor 14/10/42; Molesworth 16/10/42; 60m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Aubrey Emerson, Co-pilot: McDonald Riddick, Navigator: Lew Halliburton, Bombardier: Don Delaura, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Grover...

  • 41-24573 The Baby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    364BS/305BG [WF-S/N] Bangor 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; Missing in Action Kiel 19/5/43 with Carroll MacCauley, Co-pilot: Adrian Lyon, Radio Operator: Jim Shaw, Ball turret gunner: Elsa Spiva, Waist gunner: John Lukacovic, Waist gunner: Alex...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 20

    17 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are the Primary (P) target for a combined force of 49 B-17s despatched from 91BG (20), 303BG (16) and 306BG (13). Another element of 14 B-24s despatched from 93BG also joins the bombing force on St. Nazaire. The...

  • VIII Bomber Command 23

    23 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are the Primary (P) for this mission. A combined force of 50 B-17s despatched from 91BG (10), 303BG (12), 305BG (20) and 306BG (8) to attack this target. 91BG is not able to put any of their group on the target,...

  • 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 26

    20 December 1942
    The German Air Depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France is the Primary (P) target for a combined force of 80 B-17s despatched by 91BG (17), 303BG (21); 305BG (23) and 306BG (19). 60 B-17 are effective on the target, but 7 are MIA and 1 is DBR. ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 27

    30 December 1942
    The U-Boat pens at Lorient, France are the target for this mission. A combined force of 77 B-17s are despatched by 91BG (19); 303BG (16); 305BG (13) and 306BG (18). Only 40 are effective on the target. All but 1 B-17 from the 18 despatched by 306BG is...

  • VIII Bomber Command 29

    13 January 1943
    The primary target for this mission is the Atclier d'Hellemmes locomotive works, associated steel works and the railroad marshalling yards at Lille, France. The attacking force is composed of 72 B-17s from: 91BG (13); 303BG (19); 305BG (23) and 306BG ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 31

    27 January 1943
    First successful attack by 8th Air Force into Germany. The 306th Bomb Group gets the distinction of being the first American Bomb Group to drop bombs on Germany. O Original target was Vegesack but clouded over. Col. Frank Armstrong lead the group. Two...

  • VIII Bomber Command 32

    2 February 1943
    All six 8th Air Force Bomb Groups operting from Great Britain are ordered on a mission to bomb the marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany. 61 B-17s and 22 B-24s are despatched but the formation runs into severe weather over the North Sea and the mission in...

  • VIII Bomber Command 33

    4 February 1943
    The marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany are again designated as the primary target for this mission follwing the abortive attempt of 2-Feb-43. However, weather and extreme cold frustrate this operation also. The main attacking force consists of 65 B-17s...

  • VIII Bomber Command 34

    14 February 1943
    The marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany are once again slated at the primary target for this mission. A force of 74 B-17s are despatched: 91BG (20); 303BG (17); 305BG (17); 306BG (20), but weather once again forces the mission to be recalled before...

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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 Battle Creek, MI, USA 15 September 1942

Assigned as Pilot, with crew, to B-17F 41-24562 "Sky Wolf", 303BG/358BS at Kellogg Field, Battle Creek, Michigan.

Station Transfer Bangor, ME, USA 10 October 1942

Transferred with B-17F 41-24562 "Sky Wolf", 303BG/358BS with crew to Dow Field, Bangor. Main in prepartation for deployment to the UK.

Arrived in UK Molesworth, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 16 October 1942

Arrived at Molesworth, UK as Pilot aboard B-17F 41-24562 "Sky Wolf", 303BG/358BS.

Mission #1, 2LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS Saint-Nazaire, France 17 November 1942

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. RTB OK.

Mission #2, 2LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS Saint-Nazaire, France 23 November 1942

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. RTB OK.

Mission #3, 2LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS - Aborted Lille, France 6 December 1942

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the carriage and wagon works at Lille, France, but mechanical failures forced him to abort the sortie. RTB OK.

Mission #4, 2LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS Romilly-sur-Seine, France 20 December 1942

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the Geramn air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France. RTB OK

Promoted in Rank Molesworth, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 21 December 1942

Promoted in rank to First Lieutenant.

Mission #5, 1LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS - Aborted Lorient, France 30 December 1942

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France, but mechanical failures forced him to abort the sortie. RTB OK.

Mission #6, 1LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS - Aborted Lille, France 13 January 1943

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the Lille Fives Locomotive Works at Lille, France, but mechanical failures forced him to abort the sortie. RTB OK.

Mission #7, 1LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS Wilhelmshaven, Germany 27 January 1943

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the naval facilities and U-Boat pens at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. RTB OK.

Mission #8, 1LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS - Aborted Hamm, Germany 2 February 1943

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany, but mechanical failures forced him to abort the sortie. RTB OK.

Mission #9, 1LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS Osnabrück, Germany 4 February 1943

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the industrial areas at Osnabruck, Germany. RTB OK.

Mission #10, 1LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS - Recalled Hamm, Germany 14 February 1943

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany. Severe cold and weather forced Wing Command to recall the entire 303BG formation. RTB OK.

Mission #11, 1LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS Wilhelmshaven, Germany 26 February 1943

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the port area and U-Boat construction yards at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. RTB OK.

Mission #12, 1LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS Brest, France 27 February 1943

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the port area and U-Boat pens at Brest, France. RTB OK.

Mission #13, 1LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS Rotterdam, Netherlands 4 March 1943

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rotterdam, Holland. RTB OK.

Mission #14, 1LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS - Aborted Rouen, France 12 March 1943

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France, but mechanical failures forced him to abort the sortie. RTB OK.

Mission #15, 1LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 42-29573, 303BG/358BS Amiens, France 13 March 1943

Served as Pilot of B-17F 42-29573 "Two Beauts", 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Amiens, France. RTB OK.

Mission #16, 1LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24539, 303BG/358BS Bremen-Vegesack, Bremen, Germany 18 March 1943

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24539 "Jersey Bounce", 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat construction yards at Vegesack, Germany. RTB OK.

Mission #17, 1LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS Wilhelmshaven, Germany 22 March 1943

Served as Co-Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the port area and U-Boat pens at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. RTB OK.

Mission #18, 1LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS Rouen, France 28 March 1943

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France. RTB OK.

Mission #19, 1LT Carl H. Morales, W/ B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS Rotterdam, Netherlands 31 March 1943

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the shipyards at Rotterdam, Holland. RTB OK.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 23:37:54 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Promoted in Rank event per 303BG website, Gary MOncur, Historian. Carl H. Morales crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-358-morales.html

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 23:32:29 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #19 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 31-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/027.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 23:30:47 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #18 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 28-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/026.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 23:28:34 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #17 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 22-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/025.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 23:25:49 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #16 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 18-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/024.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 23:20:55 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #15 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 13-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/023.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 23:16:09 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #14 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 12-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/022.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 23:13:17 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #13 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 4-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/019.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 23:11:21 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #12 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 27-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/018.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 23:09:21 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #11 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 26-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/017.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 23:06:25 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #8 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 2-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/013.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 22:58:59 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #9 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 4-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/014.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 22:55:37 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #8 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 2-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/013.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 22:53:16 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #7 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 27-Jan-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/012.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 22:22:10 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #6 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 13-Jan-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/010.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 22:19:34 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #5 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 30-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/008.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 22:15:16 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #4 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 20-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/007.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 22:05:19 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #3 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 6-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/005.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 22:02:37 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #2 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 23-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/004.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 22:01:02 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Mission #1 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 17-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/001.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 21:57:44 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Arrival in UK event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian: Carl H. Morales crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-358-morales.html

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 21:56:07 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Station Transfer event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian: Carl H. Morales crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-358-morales.html

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 21:53:35 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
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Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added Assigned to Aircraft event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian: Carl H. Morales crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-358-morales.html

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 21:50:21 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, biography, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 13-Mar-2016. Added initial assignment,, arrival in UK, 25-Mission statement and Mission Pariticpations statement to Summary Biography; Made connections to Aircraft (trhough 31-Mar-43) and Missions 9Threough 31-Mar-43) per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian: Carl H. Morales crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-358-morales.html

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 15:07:21 ED-BB Changes to biography, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

303rd Bomb Group website : www.303rdbg.com
Research on Fred J. Dioquardo

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.303rdbg.com/358morales.html

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