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Jack Joyce

Military

Bombardier - Suffered brake failure during an emergency landing at RAF Shoreham on Feb. 11,1944 and collided with the guardhouse. RTD.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31314 'Scorchy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/10/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; Memphis 2/11/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-E] Molesworth 18/11/43; ex-Frankfurt 11/2/44, with Howard Dahleen, Co-pilot: Chas Rice, Navigator: Russ Klingensmith, Bombardier: Ray Gauthier, Flight engineer...

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
Crashed The Terminal Building, Brighton City Airport, Cecil Pashley Way, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5FF, UK 11 February 1944

Suffered brake failure during an emergency landing at RAF Shoreham on Feb. 11,1944 and collided with the guardhouse. RTD.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 December 2015 13:44:37 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.

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