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Frithjof M Lunde

Military

Mission to Posen, Poland (a 10-11 hour mission). Transferred to 427 for last 6 missions. First mission to bomb using radar in thick cloud cover

DFC, Air medal 2 oak leaf clusters, Unit citation, European Theatre, 2 overseas bars

Service

People

  • John Fletcher

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Flew 35 missions with the 8th/ Was a volunteer at the museum from its beginning

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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

  • 44-8137

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 18/6/44; Langley 23/7/44; Grenier 11/8/44; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-Z] Molesworth 26/8/44; Missing in Action Aschaffenburg 21/1/45 with Dick Duffield, Dick Cambron, Gene Shipp, Tom Wilson, Ray Levine, Don Christ, Phil Hensel, John...

Missions

  • 605

    5 September 1944

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 Risor, Norway 7 February 1921
Died 31 March 2012
Buried Ramsey Creek Preserve, Westminster, South Carolina

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2017 11:14:02 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Key image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self October 2007; family

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