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Werner G Goering

Military

Capt Werner G. Goering (P) - Was the nephew of Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering Commander in Chief of the Nazi German Luftwaffe. Capt Goering completed 48 credited combat missions on 28 Jan 1945 (Mission 308) and was promoted to Captain while a Lead Crew Pilot

Forty-nine dispatched (48 credited) combat missions flown by Capt Werner G. Goering:

1Lt Werner G. Goering - First Combat Tour - 34 credited missions
230 (18 Aug 1944), 231, 232, 233, 235, 238, 239, 244, 245, 246, 249, 250, 252, 255, 259, 260, 262, 263, 265, 267, 269, 272, 273, 274, 275, 277, 279, 283, 284, 285, 289 (LC), 297(DLC), 298A (DLC), 299 (DLC) (8 Jan 1945). (LC) Lead Crew Pilot (DLC) Deputy Lead Crew Pilot
Capt Werner G. Goering -Second Combat Tour - 14 credited missions as a Lead Crew Pilot
308 (18 Jan 1945), 310, 314, 315 (A), 320, 323, 327, 330, 332, 335, 340, 343, 350, 355, 363 (20 April 1945). (A) Non-credited aborted mission - take off crash.

Returned from mission 15 February 1945 in plane 44-8590

Awards: DFC, AM (7OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Paul Bishop

    Military | Corporal | Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Chester Brodzinski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Orall Gustafson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clarence Houseman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William La Perch

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Weldon Mahan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Rex Markt

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jack Rencher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot and Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Jack P. Rencher started flying in Phoenix Arizona in 1937. He was operating a D8 bulldozer, graveyard shift, in an open pit copper mine when Pearl Harbor happened. He had to pass a test to enlist in the Army Cadet Program as he got kicked out of high...

  • William Sachau

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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

  • 42-97557 "Mercy's Madhouse"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/12/43; 1SAG Langley 12/1/44; Mitchell 15/1/44; Assigned 482BG (H2X) Alconbury 5/2/44; transferred 422NLS/305BG [JJ-S] Chelveston 20/3/44; 544BS/384BG [SU-X] Grafton Underwood 4/8/44; 358BS/303BG [VK-X] Molesworth 8/44; landing...

  • 43-37838 'Fearless Fosdick'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/5/44; Hunter 6/6/44; Grenier 15/6/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-A] Molesworth 27/6/44; Missing in Action Weisbaden 15/8/44 with Capt Arnold Litman, Co-pilot: Larry Stein, Navigator: Wayne Krouskup, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

  • 44-8590 Fearless Fosdick

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/10/44; Hunter 16/11/44; Grenier 20/12/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-Y] Molesworth 17/1/45; crashed on take off for Dresden 15/2/45 with Werner Goering, Don Waltesz, Herb Hanson, Jim Buckner (ex nav), Bill Condor, Ray Eckert, Paul...

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 Salt Lake City, Utah 11 March 1924

Son of Carl F and Adele Goering.

Enlisted Salt Lake City, UT 6 June 1942
Crashed Molesworth, UK 12 July 1944

Landing accident B-17 42-97557 Mercy's Madhouse 12-Jul-44. RTD

Crashed Molesworth, UK 5 February 1945

Crashed on take off for Dresden 15-Feb-45 in B-17 44-8590 RTD

Retired USAF 1964

Retired USAF as Lt Colonel.

Died Tucson, Pima, AZ 2012

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2019 15:46:22 Al_Skiff Changes to events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84968879-werner-g-goering
https://www.fold3.com/image/312833474?rec=307299745
https://www.fold3.com/page/84968879-werner-g-goering/facts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_Goering

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2019 11:38:40 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, service number, highest rank, biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84968879-werner-g-goering
https://www.fold3.com/image/312833474?rec=307299745
https://www.fold3.com/page/84968879-werner-g-goering/facts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_Goering

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2015 21:57:29 JasonR Changes to service number, highest rank and biography
Sources

http://www.303rdbg.com/358goering.html

http://www.armyairforces.com/Werner-Goering-the-nephew-of-Luftwaffe-chie...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology Supplement p. 192, Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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