WERNER G. GOERING CREW - 358th BS
B-17G #43-37838 Fearless Fosdick (358BS) VK-A
(crew assigned 358BS: 07 Aug 1944 - photo: 10 Aug 1944)
(Back L-R) 1Lt William D. Sachau (B), 1Lt Jack P. Rencher (CP),
2Lt Rex H. Markt (N), Capt Werner G. Goering (P)
(Front L-R) S/Sgt Paul A. Bishop (WG), T/Sgt Chester "Chad" Brodzinski (R)(*),
T/Sgt William J. LaPerch, (R), T/Sgt Orall R. "Gus" Gustafson (E)(*),
S/Sgt Clarence W. Houseman (BT)(*), S/Sgt Weldon T. "Tex" Mahan (TG)(*)
(Ranks and Grades at time of last combat mission)
Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD.
Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
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...
Units served with
Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945.
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...
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Dallas 19/7/44; Hunter 23/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-Y] Molesworth 3/10/44; landing accident with Sam Taylor 5/5/45, Salvaged 6/5/45.
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...
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Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.