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353rd 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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People

  • Ernest Beber

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | 301st Bomb Group

  • Ronald Camp

    Military | Captain
    Cold War (Reflex) EnglandSAC B-47 Phase V Electronic Warfare Officer

  • Charles Jundt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Was the 301st in England, in the 8th then transferred to 12th AAF, under 8th Bomber Command in 1942 joined 15th AAF in 1945 DFC w/9Oak Leaf Cluster; Air medal w/14 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Alfred LaBrecque

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Photographer; Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    The 301st was under the 8th Bomber Command and attached to the 12th AAF in Italy during WW II, it finally became a part of the 15th AAF in late 1944. He was a commercial photographer in civilian life and he also established a course in photography for...

  • Sator Sanchez

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Completed 44 missions with the 95th BG and had B-17 #42-97290 'Smilin' Sandy Sanchez' named after him. Returned to the 15th AAF and completed another 22 missions before being shot down over Germany on 15 March 1945. Sanchez was Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Oscar Wedel

    Military | Master Sergeant | Flt C | 301st Bomb Group
    Served in 8th AF, 12thAF,15thAF and detached service in Poltava,Russia

Aircraft

  • 41-24386 Queen Bee 17

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 353BS/301BG Westover 7/42; Chelveston 9/8/42; Tafaraoui 26/11/42; Maison Blanche 5/12/42; Biskra 16/12/42; battle damaged La Goulette, Tun 20m 2/1/43, with Frank Evans, left at base when group moved on to Ain M'Lila. 17/1/43. QUEEN BEE-17.

  • 41-24406 'All American'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 92BG Bangor 13/7/42; transferred 414BS/97BG Polebrook 6/42; Maison Blanche, Alg. 13/11/42; Tafaraoui, Alg. 22/11/42; Biskra, Alg. 25/12/42; on Tunis mission was rammed by Me109G 1/2/43 almost slicing rear fuselage and tailplane off; made it...

  • 42-30314 Beautiful Baby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/43; Smoky HIll 30/5/43; Morrison 8/6/43; Assigned 353BS/301BG St Donat 16/6/43; Oudna 6/8/43; Missing in Action 10m Istres le Tube 17/8/43 with Bill Cunningham, Howard, Michael, Miller, Barnett, Smith, (6KIA/ Prisoner of War);...

  • 42-30357

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 31/5/43; Morrison 9/6/43; Assigned 353BS/301BG St Donat 18/6/43; Oudna 6/8/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; Missing in Action 46m Piraeus 11/1/44 with Rich Williams, Shields, Elkin, DesRuissseau, Harkey, Day, Young (7...

  • 42-3392

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/6/43; Presque Is 31/7/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Massicault 8/8/43; transferred 353BS/301BG Cerignola; 89m 97BG Amendola as weather ship in summer of ‘44; depot 11/10/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 42-5951 'O Pissonya'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/5/43; Kearney 26/6/43; Dow Fd 14/7/43; Assigned 353BS/301BG Oudna 12/8/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; 17m transferred 341BS/97BG Depienne; l/Corsica 1/12/43 ex-Turin with four WIA; Cerignola 20/12/43; Amendola 16/1/44; Missing in Action...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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