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366th 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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Missions

  • 8th Air Force 282 BOMBER ESCORT

    27 March 1944
    A combined force of 960 fighters of types: P-38; P-47 ad P-51 are despatched to provide escort to heavy bombers attacking 11 German airfields and air depots in France. 243 of the 960 are frunished by IX Fighter Command. The P-51 element also attacks...

Stations

Station Location Date
Based Chelveston

Connections

People

  • Lyle Adams

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Taking off from Gander 24 October 1942 B17F-20-BO 41-24530 deviated to the left and hit pillbox, lifted up then slid to a stop on a nearby runway. Pilot Adams and passenger McMurray were injured. Aircraft extensively damaged and accident is listed as a...

  • James Adcox

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4237750. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Ahern

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 4 April 1943 in B-17 #425344. Target was Renault Works near Paris. Crashed at Fontaine-sous-Preau, north of Rouen. Killed in Action (KIA). Air Medal, Purple Heart

  • Clifton Alford

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by flak and crashed near Miesenbach in B-17 #4446130

  • Raymond Allaby

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Raymond Allaby served as a tail gunner with the 305th Bomb Group. He was shot down on 29 May 1943 on his tenth mission, over St. Nazaire, France in B-17 42-29792. Nine of the crew were killed, he was the only one who survived. Taken as a Prisoner of...

  • Charles Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #4230015. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 4 July 1943 in B-17 #425053. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Howard Allen

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down by fighters during head-on attacks and crashed N of Celle, GR on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 29 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-38108. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Bernard Allister

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Ruben Almquist

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4237750. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Aircraft

  • 41-24591 'Rigor Mortis'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-B] Presque Is 20/10/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Ray Halliday, Co-pilot: Russ Brooke, Navigator: Bob Curtis, Bombardier: Clarry Veach, Radio Operator: Joe McKegney, Waist gunner: Alf...

  • 41-24604 Arkie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F-27-BO 41-24604 "Arkie" was assigned 336BS/95BG Presque Isle 19-Oct-42; transferred 366BS/305BG [KY-D] Grafton Underwood 25-Oct-42;transferred with Group to Chelveston 11-Dec-42. Force landed at base with Sydney Smith 26-Jan-42; on 27-Jan-43...

  • 41-24624 Madame Betterfly

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Geiger 1/9/42; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-J] Presque Is 22/10/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; transferred 422BS [JJ-J]; Missing in Action Kiel 19/5/43 with Capt Chas Clark, Co-pilot: Bob Ruse, Navigator: John Ward, Bombardier: Chas Woodworth,...

  • 41-24637

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-F] New Castle 11-Oct-42; Grafton Underwood 24-Oct-42; Missing in Action 27-Jan-43 while on a mission to bomb the naval installations at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. 5KIA 5POW MACR 15501. ...

  • 42-102602

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Hunter 31/3/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned 366BS/305BG Chelveston 1/5/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 24/78/44 with Horace Mockett{Wounded in Action}, Co-pilot: Rueben Thode, Navigator: George Hammer, Bombardier: Vic Prezioso,...

  • 42-107105

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 22/4/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 6/5/44; no ops, transferred 366BS/305BG [KY-L] Chelveston 22/5/44; Missing in Action Anklam 4/8/44 with Thaddeus Littlefield (POW-picked up by Danish fishing boat...

  • 42-29553

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 3/1/43; Salina 9/1/43; Homestead 18/2/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-D] Chelveston 4/3/43; Missing in Action Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 with Wright Gerke, Co-pilot: Tom Reade, Navigator: Joe Costa, Bombardier: Jack Little, Ball turret gunner:...

  • 42-29690 Old Faithful

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/43; Pueblo 19/2/43; Salina 27/2/43; Syracuse 15/4/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-S] Earls Colne 12/5/43; transferred 366BS/305BG [KY-L] Chelveston 14/7/43; severe battle damaged Warnemunde 29/7/43 with ? and crew? ...

  • 42-29792

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/43; Salina 2/3/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-G] Chelveston 8/4/43; Missing in Action St Nazaire 29/5/43 with Jim Perry, Co-pilot: Bob Roddy, Navigator: Herb Korenko, Bombardier: Russell Rose, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

  • 42-30015 "Flyin Hobo"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-O] Ridgewell 6/4/43 FLYING HOBO with Jim Alexander, Bill McDaniel, Hubert McDaniel, Paul Tull, Gerald Fruit, John Lane, Ed Metcalf, Alphonse Molis,...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 14:59:05 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2014 17:44:22 Lee8thbuff Changes to unit encompassing associations
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Lee Cunningham 12-Nov-2014. Removed association to 306BG.

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 / 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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