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William R Ferrell


Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4297617. Evaded.


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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97617

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 7/1/44; Savannah 21/1/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK- ] Molesworth 23/2/44; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 13/4/44 with John Viets, Co-pilot: John Bennett, Navigator: Dave Heibert, Bombardier: Burton Rogers, Flight engineer/top turret...

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...


Event Location Date
Born Sprigg, West Virginia, USA
Evaded Germany 13 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:37 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3770 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database