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William B Hennigan

Military

Flew 30 missions within the 365th bomb squadron between october 1943 and may 1944.

Service

People

  • William Hinson

    Military | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Lee Lockwood

    Military | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Charles Lozenski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Armorer Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Charles Lozenski served as an aerial gunner with the 365th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Chelveston, England. Was on the Kane/Normand Crew 14/10/43 A/C #2-3412 1 of 2 two to return out of 15 from the 305th that day.

  • Charles Normand

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Command Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Hunteburg, Germany on 8/24/44 in B-17 #42-97533. Group Command Pilot.

  • Earl Waugh

    Military | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

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Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

Aircraft

  • 42-30018 OLD COFFINS

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 19/5/43; Assigned 423BS/381BG [VE-L] Ridgewell 24/5/43 with Capt Joe Alexander, Co-pilot: Bill Crowley, Navigator: Jack Wemmer, Bombardier: Jim Nance, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

  • 42-31365

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Gr Island 13/11/43; Wilmington 26/11/43; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 1/1/44; force landed continent 30/11/44 ex-Merseburg; rep, ret 3/2/45; force landed cont 14/2/45 ex-Dresden; rep, ret 27/3/45; transferred 401BG Deenethorpe...

  • 42-37771

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/8/43; Scott 30/9/43; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-Q] Chelveston 18/10/43; transferred 858BS Watton 24/6/44; retUS 121 BU Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap...

  • 42-37778 Betty Cub

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 25/8/43; Scott 30/9/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-G] Chelveston 20/11/43; Missing in Action Stettin 13/5/44 with Walter Schultz, Co-pilot: Max Bernstein, Navigator: Harry Friedman, Bombardier: George Grewe, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-37944

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 22/10/43; Gr Island 5/11/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-P] Chelveston 12/12/43; Missing in Action Stettin 13/5/44 with Capt Bernard Davey, Co-pilot: Chas Frankhouser, Navigator: John Potts, Bombardier: Capt Brooke Baier, Flight engineer...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 154

    13 December 1943
    The port areas at Bremen and Kiel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. This is the first mission where more than 600 aircraft are despatched. This mission is comprised of 8 elements. The first element consists 182 B-17s from: 91BG (31);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 164

    24 December 1943
    This mission is directed at V-Weapon sites in the Pas-de-Calaise area of France. The attacks are made between 1330-1510hrs. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a force of 277 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG ...

  • 8th Air Force 174

    4 January 1944
    The port area of Kiel, Germany and the railroad marshalling yards at Munster, Germany are the Primary targets of this Mission which is organised as two elements: one going to Kiel and the other to Munster. Roger A. Freeman begins to designate aircraft...

  • 8th Air Force 183

    14 January 1944
    This mission is a combined effort of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions to attack V-Weapon sites near the French coast near Pas-de-Calaise. Some targets of opportunity were also bombed. A total of 20 out of 21 V-Weapon sites are hit with varying results. ...

  • 8th Air Force 198

    29 January 1944
    The primary target for this mission was the railroad marshalling yards and industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. A combined force of 863 heavy bombers were despatched in three elements to make the attack. The combined bomber gunner claims on enemy...

  • 8th Air Force 206

    3 February 1944
    The port area and Naval facilities at Wilhelmshaven, Germany was the primary target for this mission. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Bomb Divisions all participated. ...

  • 8th Air Force 210

    5 February 1944
    German airfield in France are the targets for this mission. All three Bomb Divisions despatch aircraft. The combined bomber gunner's claims of all three Bomb Divisions were 5-0-5 (displayed with Chateauroux element of 1BD). Summary as follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 218

    11 February 1944
    This mission is composed of two separate elements. 3rd Bomb Division stands down having sustained massive losses of 29 aircraft on the previous day. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2019 02:19:49 CHARLIE B Changes to person associations
Sources

AAF Archives

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2019 02:10:30 CHARLIE B Changes to person associations
Sources

AAF Archives

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2019 02:05:02 CHARLIE B Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

AAF Archives

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2015 17:48:18 mignotim Changes to service number, highest rank, role and biography
Sources

I have several items that belonged to captain Hennigan in my collection.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

305th Bomb Group Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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