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365th 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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  • Silas Adamson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4230804. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Jules Adler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Beinheim on 8/9/44 in B-17 #4337965 POW

  • Frank Aldrich

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Flew 30 missions as head navigator from November 1944 to April 1945. DFC/ AM 4w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Harry Alexander

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Unzhurst in B-17 Boeing's Best #4231342

  • John Allen

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Unzhurst in B-17 Boeing's Best #4231342

  • Walter Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4124533. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Floyd Ammerman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    On 26-Feb-43 while serving as the Tail Gunner in B-17F 41-24623, 305BG/365BS the aircraft sustained damage from AA fire over the target at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. He was able to bale out and was captured as a Prisoner of War (POW). The aircraft was...

  • Arnold Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Joined U. S Air Force in London Nov. 30 1942 after getting a discharge from Royal Norwegian Air Force. Flew 34 missions with 305th on B-17s, most as a waist gunner. Flew 13 missions on B-24 with 93rd Bomb Group. ...

  • Carl Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed at Hunteburg on 8/24/44 in B-17 42-97533 POW

  • Joseph Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 13 January 1943 in B-17F 41-24601 while serving as Radio Operator. Aircraft took a direct hit from flak over the target at Lille, France and crashed near Lo, Belgium. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Aircraft

  • 41-24533 Boom Town

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    The ship was 'Boom Town', 41-24533 a B-17 which got its name back in the ...

  • 41-24564 PATCHES

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-W] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Doug Mutschler, Co-pilot: Ed Carter, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carlton Boberg (3 Killed in Action), Navigator: Bill Bagwell...

  • 41-24575 Sunrise Serenader

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-S] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-J] Grafton Underwood 19/9/43; detailed Bremen 13/11/43 but recalled with Ralph Connell, Co-pilot: Albt Doman, Navigator: Larry Angthius, Bombardier...

  • 41-24601

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-P] Presque Is 19-Oct-42; Grafton Underwood 25-Oct-42; Missing in Action on 13-Jan-43 mission to bomb the Atclier D'Hellemes railroad factory at Lille, France. Took a direct hit by flak over the target and then was attacked and...

  • 41-24623

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Geiger 1-Sep-42; with George Stallman force landed Hancock Field, NY 5-Oct-42; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-V] Presque Isle, Maine 19-Oct-42; Grafton Underwood 25-Oct-42; Chelveston 11-Dec-42; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 26-Feb-43. The...

  • 42-102609

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-B] Chelveston 30/4/44; battle damaged Delitzsch, Ger 16/8/44 with Chas Laverdierre, Co-pilot: Art Leuthhesser, Navigator: Warren Shepler, Bombardier: Sgt Warren...

  • 42-102645

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22 March 1944; Kearney 14 April 1944; Grenier 29 April 1944; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK- ] Chelveston 14 May 1944. Missing in Action Karlsruhe 9 August 1944. Pilot: Clayton E. Child; Co-pilot: Kenneth V. French; Navigator: Henry F....

  • 42-102699

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 23/5/44; transferred 365BS/305BG [XK- ] Chelveston 25/5/44; Missing in Action Cottbus 29/5/44 with Ward Hanson, Co-pilot: Jacob Shearer, Navigator: Phil Vooz,...

  • 42-102962

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 3/5/44; Grenier 1/5/44; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK- ] Chelveston 23/4/44; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 9/8/44 with Harry Bowling, Co-pilot: Harry Shackleton, Navigator: Furman Davis, Bombardier: Bob Day, Flight...

  • 42-102976

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/4/44; Hunter 4/5/44; with Francis Miller force landed base 18/5/44; Grenier 29/6/44; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK- ] Chelveston 6/8/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 24/8/44 with Ron Buck, Co-pilot: Ed Clunk, Bombardier: Ward Mikesel,...

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Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 14:59:17 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 AAM AAM ingest
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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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