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364th Bomb Squadron

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  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

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Based Chelveston

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  • Edward Abbey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Earl Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down on 7 January 1944 in B-17F #42-30386. Prisoner of War (POW). The a/c was crippled by fighters, fire in the bomb bay, two engines out and the elevator controls also shot out. Crashed near Estree Blanche. ...

  • Edward Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator; Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    23 missions AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Joseph Adams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Bailed out over England 17 May 1943 from B-17 #4229745. Lt. Joseph A. Adams, (bombardier) was one of 5 survivors of that mission along with Sgt. Lyle G Colby (Engineer), Lt. Sydney D Lovitt (Navigator), Lt. David C. Cox (Co-Pilot) and Lt. Varney D....

  • Murray Adler

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    After receiving hits to the wing on a mission to Leipzig on 20 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-97500, some of the crew baled out on the return from the target. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Russell Ahlgren

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    B-17 #4230004 ditched in Channel on 6 September 1943. Returned to base.

  • J Albright

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down when about ten minutes from the Danish coast on the return from a mission to Aalborg airfield, Denmark on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31409. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • WIlliam Albright

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #4230645. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Albright

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Russell Algren

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4230242 'Lallah-V III. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

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Aircraft

  • 41-24588 Carter and His Little Pills

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F-27-BO 41-24588 [WF-A] "Carter and His Little Pills" was assigned to the 364BS/305BG at Presque Isle, Maine 19-Oct-42; Grafton Underwood 25-Oct-42; Missing in Action 8-Mar-43. Aircraft was on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at...

  • 41-24590

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-B] Presque Is 19/10/43; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; Missing in Action Kiel 19/5/43 with Harvey Kohler, Navigator: J. S. Vasil, Bombardier: Bill Jones (3 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Vic Plekavic, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 41-24593 El Lobo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24593 "El Lobo" was assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-G] Presque Is 19-Oct-42; Grafton Underwood 25-Oct-42; Missing in Action4-Feb-42. Primary target was the railroad marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany but the target was obscured by clouds and the port...

  • 41-24617 'Southern Comfort'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-J] Presque 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; fire & severe battle damaged over Rotterdam shipyards 31/3/43 with Hugh Ashcraft, Co-pilot: Bill Lakey, Navigator: Bert Wells, Bombardier: Jim Moberley, Radio Operator: Doug...

  • 42-102563

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Dow Fd 24/4/44; Assigned 364BS/305BG Chelveston 22/5/44; Missing in Action Metz 9/11/44 with ?; Missing Air Crew Report 11653.

  • 42-29633 "Spitz Fire" (early 1943)

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/1/43; Salina 12/2/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-H/J/N/D] Chelveston 4/3/43. Completed missions as "Spitz Fire" under command of Lt. Frank R. Spitznagel Jr. until 8/19/43; transferred 381BG Ridgewell 11/9/43 1m; 526BS/379BG [LF-U]...

  • 42-29663

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/1/43; Salina 3/2/43; Homestead 19/2/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-H] Chelveston 2/3/43; Missing in Action Lorient 17/5/43 with Don Tuttle, Co-pilot: Jim Aubele, Navigator: Chas Spear, Radio Operator: John Gardner,Tail gunner: Ed...

  • 42-29745 Pappys Hellions II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/2/43; Salina 2/3/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-M] Chelveston 16/4/43; Missing in Action Lorient 17/5/43 with Capt Varney Cline, Co-pilot: Dave Cox, Navigator: Sid Lovitt, Bombardier: Joe Adams, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lyle...

  • 42-29807

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/2/43; Gore 7/3/43; New Castle 6/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Alconbury 15/4/43 PATSY ANN; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 5m, transferred 364BS/305BG [WF-O] Chelveston 17/6/43; Missing in Action Gilze...

  • 42-29952

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/3/43; Smoky Hill 5/4/43; Selfridge 21/4/43; Assigned 96BG Grafton Underwood 25/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; transferred 364BS/305BG [WF-J] Chelveston 31/5/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Doug Murdock, Navigator: John...

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Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 14:59:24 rossingtonj Changes to type
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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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