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George B Dominick

Military

Assigned to B-17F 41-24581"The '8' Ball", 303BG/359BS on 1-Jul-1942. Arrived aboard that aircraft at Molesworth, UK on 21-Oct-42. He only participated in 3 Operations with the 359BS (See Biography events). His final disposition has not been determined. Perhaps assigned to ground duties. No record that he was ever a combat casualty.

Service

Units served with

  • 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

  • 41-24565 The Ramblin' Wreck, IDAHO POTATO PEELER

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-P] Bangor 9/10/42; Molesworth 25/10/42; force landed RAF Chipping Warden 23/1/43 with Ross Bates, 10RTD; Missing in Action 28m Gelsenkirchen 5/11/43 with Ambrose Grant, Co-pilot: Frank Hall, Navigator: Jim Berger, Bombardier:...

  • 41-24581 The '8' Ball

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24581 "The '8' Ball" was assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-O] with its crew on 1-Jul-42 at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The aircraft and crew were sent to Dow Field Bangor, Maine on 4-Oct-42 to prepare for overseas deployment; Molesworth...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 22

    22 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at Lorient, France are the Primary (P) target of this mission. A combined force of 68 B-17s despatched from 91BG (18), 303BG (18) 305BG (23) and 306BG (9) against the target but a 10/10 could cover prevents all but 11 from 303BG from...

  • VIII Bomber Command 23

    23 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are the Primary (P) for this mission. A combined force of 50 B-17s despatched from 91BG (10), 303BG (12), 305BG (20) and 306BG (8) to attack this target. 91BG is not able to put any of their group on the target,...

  • VIII Bomber Command 25

    12 December 1942
    This mission is composed of two elements. First element: The German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France is the Primary (P) target for a force of 78 B-17s despatched from 91BG (19), 303BG (20), 305BG (21) and 306BG (18). However, the target is...

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
Assigned to Aircraft Alamogordo, NM 88310, USA 1 July 1942

Assigned as the Bombardier of B-17F 41-24581 "The '8' Ball", 303BG/359BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Arrived in UK Molesworth, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 21 October 1942

Arrived at Molesworth as Bombardier on B-17F 41-24581 "The '8'Ball", 303BG/359BS

Mission #1, 2LT George B. Dominick, w/B-17F 41-24581, 303BG/359BS - Aborted Lorient, France 22 November 1942

Served as Bombardier on B-17F 41-24581 "The '8' Ball", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France, but mechanical failures forced the Pilot to abort the sortie. RTB OK.

Mission #2, 2LT George B. Dominick, w/B-17F 41-24581, 303BG/359BS Saint-Nazaire, France 23 November 1942

Served as Bombardier on B-17F 41-24581 "The '8' Ball", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. RTB OK

Mission #2, 2LT George B. Dominick, w/B-17F 41-24565, 303BG/359BS - FINAL Rouen, France 12 December 1942

Served as Bombardier on B-17F 41-24565 "Idaho Potato Peeler", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France, but mechanical failures forced the Pilot to abort the sortie. RTB OK. This was his FINAL mission.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2015 23:29:05 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 13-Dec-2015. Added Mission #3 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 12-Dec--42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/006.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2015 23:23:04 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 13-Dec-2015. Added Mission #2 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Rport of 22-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/004.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2015 23:19:51 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 13-Dec-2015. Added Mission #1 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission REport of 22-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/003.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2015 23:15:04 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 13-Dec-2015. Added Arrived in UK event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian: William R. Calhoun crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-359-calhoun.html

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2015 23:12:12 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 13-Dec-2015. Added Assigned to Aircraft event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian: William R. Calhoun crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-359-calhoun.html

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2015 21:20:25 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, biography, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 13-Dec-2015. Added Summary Biography and made connections to all AIrcraft and mission participations per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, William F. Calhoun crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-359-calhoun.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:46 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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