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Gerald Huston Craven

Military

One credited mission flown: With 1Lt Mauger - No missions; With 2Lt Galt L. McClurg (301). Was KIA on mission 301 in B-17G 43-38764 (No name) (359BS) BN-C to Mannheim, Germany. Was hit in the chest with a flak burst and his body was returned to Molesworth.

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

  • 43-38764

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 30/9/44; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-C] Molesworth 28/10/44; battle damaged Lutzkendorf 9/2/45 with Jack Bailey, Merwin Hall (2 Returned to Duty); Bill Fisher, Bill McGuire, Carl Muller, Elwin Darden, Don Geng, Ed...

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 Michigan, USA 18 April 1918

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2018 12:55:09 Lucy May Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.303rdbg.com/359mauger.html

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2018 18:29:05 mvandemark Changes to middlename, awards and events
Sources

News paper and family records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:21 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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