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32nd Bomb Squadron

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  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

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    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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  • Norman Adler

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Returned from Blechhammer raid in B-17 44-8001 7-Aug-44 when part of crew baled out due to flak hits RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Lechfeld 12-Sep-44 flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8622. ...

  • Spotswood Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lechfeld 12-Sep-44 flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8622. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Ault

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Don Bolch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lechfeld 12-Sep-44 flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8622. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Beauford Boswell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Suffered mechanical failure on Linz mission 25-Nov-44; Lost 2 x engines enroute to target. After aborting, crashed Iesi due to ground haze and late lighting of flare path; MACR 7536. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: PH.

  • Robert Bumbarger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna, Austria in B-17 44-6353; Hit by flak, exploded mid-air 10-Sep-44. Last seen having emerged from bull turret, appeared dazed. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8261 ...

  • Benjamin Cabrera

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lechfeld 12-Sep-44 flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8622. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Caldwell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammmer, Germany; A/C hit by flak and filled with smoke, baled out on the 'prepare to' order. A/C subsequently returned to base. 7-Aug-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7536 ...

  • Fred Cope

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Stanley Darling

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7141. Awards: AM, PH.

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  • 41-24418 'Mickey Finn' 'Special Delivery II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 352BS/301BG Westover 12/7/42; Chelveston 9/8/42; flew group's first mission 5/9/42; Tafaraoui 26/11/42; as MICKEY FINN 11m; transferred 32BS and renamed SPECIAL DELIVERY II total 79m; Returned to the USA Rapid City 398BG (training) 10/11/43;...

  • 42-3380

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 31/5/43; Dow Fd 9/7/43; Assigned 32BS/301BG St Donat 13/7/43; Oudna 6/8/43; landing accident with Chas Mason at Ponte Olivio 23/10/43, involving parked aircraft 42-30127; Missing in Action 32m Wiener Neustadt 2/11/43 with Chas Mason,...

  • 44-6180 'Something Else'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 24/5/44; Hunter 13/6/44; Morrison 21/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 32BS/301BG Lucera 4/7/44; Missing in Action Lechfeld 12/9/44 with Spotswood Allen, Co-pilot: Randall, Navigator: White, Bombardier: Bolch, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 44-6189

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 25/5/44; Hunter 20/6/44; Dow Fd 30/6/44; Assigned 32BS/301BG Lucera 9/7/44; Missing in Action Wiener Neudorf 26/7/44 with Rich Luebke, Co-pilot: Thomas, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Darling (3 Killed in Action); Navigator:...

  • 44-6353

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 14/7/44; Presque Is 26/7/44; Assigned 32BS/301BG Lucera 8/8/44; Missing in Action Vienna 10/9/44 with Gail Stubbs, Navigator: Seigel, Bombardier: Gill, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: McCloskey, Ball turret gunner: Baumberger,...

  • 44-6737

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 28/10/44; Grenier 7/11/44; Assigned 32BS/301BG Lucera 18/11/44; Missing in Action Vipiteno 20/4/45 with Howard Bowers, ...

  • 44-8001

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 10/5/44; Langley 27/6/44; Dow Fd 18/7/44; Assigned 32BS/301BG as PFF Lucera 30/7/44; Mech failure on Linz mission 25/11/44 with Vernon O Johnson, Beauford F Boswell, Edward D Molloy, Francis J Hanley, Moses D Stone, Melvin R Humphrey,...

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