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358th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

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Based Molesworth

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  • James Aberdeen

    Military | Corporal | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Milton Abernathy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on a mission to Dyon, FR on 6 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-97498 'Padded Cell'. Crew baled out and a/c crashed near Bricey. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Howard Abney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    11 missions from July to August 1943. Severely wounded and unable to return to active duty as gunner. 1. 10 July 1943-Poix, France2. 14 July, 1943-Villacoublay, France3. 24 July 1943-Heroya, Norway4. 25 July 1943-Hamburg, Germany5. 26 July 1943-Hamburg...

  • James Adams

    Military | Private | Ground Crew | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Robert Adams

    Military | Corporal | 303rd Bomb Group

  • William Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Gerald Adkinson

    Military | Sergeant | 303rd Bomb Group

  • James Adkinson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Milton Albrecht

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group

  • William Alden

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 303rd Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 41-24526 Leapin' Liz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24608 "Leapin' Liz". Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-J] Bangor 19-Sep-42; Molesworth 16-Oct-42; Missing in Action St Nazaire 3-Jan-43, shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed off St Brevin, Bay of Biscay, France. 10KIA Missing Air Crew Report (MACR)...

  • 41-24541 Spook

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24541 "Spook" was assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-G] Kellogg Fd 14-Sep-42; Molesworth 16-Sep-42;The aircraft participated in 12 Operations - 4 Aborted (See Biography events) ...

  • 41-24562 Sky Wolf

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-A] Bangor 14/10/42; Molesworth 16/10/42; 60m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Aubrey Emerson, Co-pilot: McDonald Riddick, Navigator: Lew Halliburton, Bombardier: Don Delaura, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Grover...

  • 41-24577 Hell's Angels

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24577 "Hells Angels" was assigned to 358BS/303BG [VK-D] Bangor 14-Oct-42; arrived at Molesworth 24-Oct-42; in landing accident with Irl E. Baldwin 26-Apr-43; slated to RAF 100 Squadron, but retained by 803rd BS ATD (American Training...

  • 41-24580 Hellcat Agnes & No Monkey Business

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24580 "Hellcat Agnes" was assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-C] Bangor 11-Oct-42; Molesworth 16-Oct-62. Participated in 6 Operations - 2 Aborts (See Biography events) ...

  • 41-24582 One O'Clock Jump

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24582 'One O'Clock Jump', assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-G] Bangor 11-Oct-42; Molesworth 16-Oct-42; Despatched 12-Dec-42 on mission to bomb the German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France but weather prevented bombing of that target and the...

  • 41-24606 Werewolf

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F-27-BO 41-24606 "Werewolf" was assigned 358BG/303BG [VK-H] Kellog Field, Battle Creek, Michigan on 14-Sep-42; Arrived at Molesworth, UK 16-Oct-42. ...

  • 41-24629

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-O] Cheyenne 13/9/42; Thurleigh 23/1/43; transferred 358BS/303BG Molesworth [VK-G] 25/9/43; {4m} Missing in Action Duren 20/10/43 with John Hendry, Navigator: Bernie McNamara, Bombardier: Dick Webster {Wounded in Action}, Flight...

  • 42-102680

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/44; Gt Falls 23/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-I] Molesworth 2/6/44; Missing in Action Cologne 15/8/44 with John Cathey, Co-pilot: Chad Stephens, Navigator: Chas Jackson, Bombardier: Dick...

  • 42-107002

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 23/1/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-A] Molesworth 24/3/44; Missing in Action (42m) Berlin 21/6/44 with Tom Morningstar{Wounded in Action}, Co-pilot: Fred Patterson, Navigator: Dick Kinder, Bombardier: Bernie Dooley,...

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Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 14:56:20 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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