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Albert W Dieffenbach

Military

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.
25 x missions. Flew 1 x mission as Wing bombardier and 80% of his missions as Group bombardier.

Awards: DFC, DSM, AM (3OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME, American Campaign medal.

Service

People

  • Lloyd Cole

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    1-May-42 Assigned as Pilot of B-17F 41-24619 [GN-S] "S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 22-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK as Pilot of 41-24569 [GN-V] "Memphis Tot" 303BG/427BS. ...

  • Glenn Hagenbuch

    Military | Major | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    1-May-42 Assigned as a Pilot with the 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. 7-Aug-42 Assigned as Pilot with crew to B-17F 41-24619 [GN-S] "S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas. 2-Sep-42...

  • Lewis Lyle

    Military | General | Commanding Officer | 2nd Bomb Group
    17-Feb-42 Assigned as a Pilot with 303BG/360BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 6-Mar-42 assigned as Pilot with crew of B-17F 41-24559 [PU-F] "Ooold Soljer", 303BG/360BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 12-Jun-42 through 7-Aug-42 He and his crew underwent...

  • Charles Marion

    Military | Colonel | Assistant Chief of Staff; Director of Operations; CO | 303rd Bomb Group
    303 Bomb Group records indicate that he was assigned as a Pilot with the 303BG/360BS on 1-May-42 at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho with the rank of Major. Records are not clear as to when he arrived at Molesworth, UK or on what aircraft. ...

  • Carl Morales

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    15-Sep-42 Assigned as Pilot, with crew, to B-17F 41-24562 [VK A] "Sky Wolf", 303BG/358BS at Kellogg Field, Battle Creek, Michigan. 10-Oct-42 Moved with "Sky Wolf" and crew to Dow Field, Maine in preparation for deployment to the UK. 16-Oct-42 Arrived...

  • Robert O'Conner

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Jack Roller

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Charles Sheridan

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    1-May-42 Assigned as a Senior Pilot with the 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. May have arrived at Moleswworth aboard B-17F 41-24517 as a passenger on 24-Oct-42. ...

  • James Wallace

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer | 303rd Bomb Group
    Commanding Officer, 303rd Bomb Group 13-Jul-42 to 12-Feb-43. Mission Participations (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) See Biography events.

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Units served with

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 Evanston, IL, USA 1917

Son of Rudolph Dieffenbach.

Higher education Maryland, USA 1940

Graduated University of Maryland, class of 1940.

Lived in Washington, DC, USA 1941
Enlisted Washington, DC, USA 8 October 1941
Based Molesworth 1942 – April 1943

Assigned to 303BG, 8AF USAAF.
427BS, then 358BS, then 360BS and back to 427BS.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 11:47:39 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83738340-albert-w-dieffenbach/facts
https://www.fold3.com/image/55669103
http://www.303rdbg.com/rost-cd.html#D

Date Contributor Update
22 January 2016 21:16:03 Jeffrey Changes to nickname, highest rank and awards
Sources

Serial number 0724149 rank- Major

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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