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419th Bomb Squadron

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  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

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  • Loy Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 301st Bomb Group

  • Forest Bertsch

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    While serving as a Waist Gunner on B-17F 41-24362 the aircraft was ditched into the English Channel 9 October 1942. Rescued Returned to Duty (RTD) First successful ditching of a B-17 in the ETO.

  • Frederick Bidelspach

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Served as Co:Pilot of B-17F 41-24362 ditched in Channel 9 October 1942. Rescued and Returned to Duty (RTD) First successful ditching of a B-17 in the ETO.

  • F Billings

    Military | First Lieutenant | passenger | 301st Bomb Group
    October 3, 1942 Hitler's Hearse landing gear would not retract. All but pilot and copilot had to bale out before attempted landing at Newmarket airfield. AC# B-17F-5-BO 41-24398. All crew returned.

  • Clement Bird

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Hitler's Hearse' on October 3, 1942 faced problem when landing as landing gear would not retract. All but pilot and copilot had to bale out before attempted landing at Newmarket airfield. AC# B-17F-5-BO 41-24398. All crew returned.

  • W Bireley

    Military | Captain | passenger | 301st Bomb Group
    October 3, 1942 'Hitler's Hearse' landing gear would not retract. All but pilot and copilot had to bale out before attempted landing at Newmarket airfield. AC# B-17F-5-BO 41-24398. All crew returned.

  • Millard Brock

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    While serving as Ball Turret Gunner on B-17F 41-24362 the aircraft was ditched into the English Channel 9 October 1942. Rescued and Returned to Duty (RTD). First successfull ditching of a B-17 in the ETO

  • Charles Campbell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 301st Bomb Group
    Killed In Action (KIA) on 26 July 1944 aboard B-17G #42-31523

  • Alexander Cockersole

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 301st Bomb Group
    While serving as Bombardier on B-17F 41-24362 the aircraft was ditched into the English Channel 9 October 1942. Rescued and Returned to Duty (RTD) First successful ditching of a B-17 in the ETO.

  • John De Hart

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 419BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer 2-Dec-44. Mechanical failure, ditched Adriatic Returned to Duty (RTD) MACR 10790. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 41-24360 'Hells Kitchen'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned RAF [FA675] but transferred 419BS/301BG Westover 7/42; Podington 6/8/42; Tafaraoui 24/11/42; 101m; Returned to ZI flown home by Lt Col Skip Stoddard Oct 43 ...

  • 41-24362

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned RAF [FA677] but transferred 419BS/301BG Westover 6-Aug-42; Podington 6-Aug-42; ditched Channel just off Margate, on return from Lille 9-Oct-42 aircraft flew 3 missions. Crew rescued, the first such 8AF sea rescue. No MACR issued. 10RTD. ...

  • 42-30310

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/5/43; Smoky Hill 29/5/43; Morrison 9/6/43; Assigned 419BS/301BG St Donat 12/6/43; Oudna 6/8/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; Missing in Action 31m Regensburg 25/2/44 with Chester Koch, Loy Allen, Ralph Nyren, Paul Parent, (...

  • 42-30346

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/5/43; Smoky Hill 31/5/43; Dyersburg 27/6/43; Gr Isle 22/7/43; Presque Is 31/7/43; Assigned 419BS/301BG St Donat 3/7/43; Oudna 6/8/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; 15m Salvaged 31/3/44.

  • 42-30347

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/5/43; Gore 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 30/5/43; Morrison 9/6/43; Assigned 419BS/301BG St Donat 3/7/43; Oudna 6/8/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; Missing in Action 98m Wollersdorf 29/5/44 with Tom Phillips, Co-pilot: George Gaudaen,...

  • 42-30381 'Little Red Head'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/43; Tinker 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 18/6/43; Casper 28/6/43; Kearney 30/6/43; Eglin 7/7/43; Kearney 9/7/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned 419BS/301BG St Donat 26/7/43; Oudna 6/8/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; 17m transferred 341BS...

  • 42-31182

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Boeing Mat Com 7/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Memphis 20/11/43; Assigned 419BS/301BG Cerignola 17/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44 Missing in Action 17m Ploesti 5/4/44 with Jesse Coppedge, co-pilot Bill Bristor, Navigator: DeCosta, Bombardier: Lewis...

  • 42-31523 The Barr Fly

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/11/43; Gt Falls 16/11/43; Kearney 25/11/43; Assigned 419BS/301BG Cerignola 11/1/44; Lucera 1/2/44; Missing in Action Wiener Nuedorf 26/7/44 with Chas Starling, Chas Van Houten, Chas Campbell, Belton Jones, Glenville Kingsley (5...

  • 42-31625

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 30/11/43; Paine Fd 2/12/43; Geiger 5/12/43; Denver 10/12/43; Cheyenne 16/12/43; Savannah 20/12/43. ...

  • 44-6185

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 25/5/44; Hunter 13/6/44; Dow Fd 24/6/44; Assigned 419BS/301BG Lucera 3/7/44; Salvaged 5/5/45.

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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