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369th Bomb Squadron

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  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

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Based Thurleigh

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People

  • Samuel Abdelnour

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Raymond Braun crew. Reported to group on 17 Jul 1944. Shot down on 09 December 1944 mission to Stuttgart flying with Robert Brown on B-17 # 41-23809. Crew bailed out near Wolfach, and aircraft continued unmanned and crashed about 60 km...

  • Albert Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    On 6 Mar 1944 on a mission to Erkner, Berlin, B-17F #42-31025 left formation over the target due to the mechanical failure of the #4 engine and on the return was attacked fighters knocking out another engine but was able to return and land at a base...

  • Richard Adams

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Shot down 8 November 1942 in B-17F-10-BO 41-24472 while serving as Pilot. Evaded. He reported to the American Consulate Gibraltar 21 April 1943 and returned to England on 23-Apr-43.

  • Robert Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Reported to the ETO on 01 Jul 1942. Transferred to the 368th BS on 20 Apr 1943. He was the 34th EM to complete tour. Transferred to the 12th RCD on 01 Jul 1943. AM 4OLC, DFC,

  • Hyman Adler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Shot down 29 July 1943 in B-17 #425826 'Jeravad Une Petite Peu. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Kurt Ahlstrom

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4238019. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Walter Albertson

    Military | Sergeant | Mechanic | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He was an original with the group, volunteering for service the day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour. After completing his training at Wendover, he arrived at Thurleigh 6 Sept 1942. He left Thurleigh 28 July 1945.

  • Kenneth Aldrich

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | Crew Chief | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He reported to group on 03 Apr 1942. He was sent to Russia for shuttle-bombing missions. Discharged USAF in 1945. Bronze Star

  • Norton Alister

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

  • Ethan Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He reported to the ETO on 15 May 1944. Completed 34 missions. Departed the ETO on 07 Sept 1944. DFC/Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Clusters

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Aircraft

  • 41-24417 Dixie Demo II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 92BG Bangor 14/7/42; 97BG 24/8/42; dam 21/10/42; BAD 24/10/42; 369BS/306BG [WW-M] Thurleigh /10/42; ditched North Sea, off Cromer, Nfk., 26/7/43 with Alphonse Maresh, Co-pilot: Bob Hoyt, Navigator: Jim Brown, Bombardier: Art Isaac, Flight...

  • 41-24469

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 367BS/306BG Westover 16-Aug-42; Thurleigh 2-Oct-42; on return from St Nazaire 3-Jan-43 landed RAF St Eval, Cornwall. Next day on t/o for Thurleigh, Bed. in poor weather crashed into the Celtic Sea near RAF St. Eval 7-Jan-43. 10KIS No MACR...

  • 41-24470 Sons of Fury

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24470, assigned 369BS/306BG [WW- ] Westover 22-Aug-42; damaged in taxi accident Westover Fd 26-Aug-42; Thurleigh 2-Oct-42; Missing in Action St Nazaire 3-Jan-43. Severely hit by enemy aircraft, ditched into the English Channel off Brest...

  • 41-24471 Four of a Kind

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW- ] Westover 17-Aug-42; Thurleigh 2-Oct-42; Missing in Action 13-Jan-43 on a mission to bomb the railroad factories of Ateliers D'Hellemmes at Lille, France. Aircraft was sliced in two and the crew members were trapped in the...

  • 41-24477 Joan of Arc

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-H] Westover 16/8/42; Thurleigh 25/8/42 as JOAN OF ARC; transferred 340BS/97BG Biskra 20/1/43; Missing in Action Tunis 1/2/43 with Bob Coulter, Co-pilot: Wikle, Navigator: Blair, Bombardier: Birk, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 41-24478

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B17F 41-24478 assigned 369BS/306BG Westover 19-Aug-42; Thurleigh 13-Oct-42; Missing in Action 23-Nov-42 while on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St Nazaire, France. Flak and German fighters KO’d engines #1 & #2 and 10ft off end of left wing....

  • 41-24488

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-F] Westover 30/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; (tran 367BS [GY-F]); Missing in Action Bremen 17/4/43 with Capt Bill Casey, Co-pilot: Ed O’Brien, Navigator: Bill Owens, Bombardier: Jim McCracken, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

  • 41-24498

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW- ] Westover 23-Aug-42; Thurleigh 30-Oct42; Missing in Action 13-Jan-43 on a mission to bomb the railroad factories of Atclier D' Hellemmes at Lille, France. Aircraft sustained a mid-air collision with B-17F 41-24471 "Four of a...

  • 41-24560 'Little Audrey'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-D] New Castle 4/10/42; Thurleigh 26/10/42; transferred 369BS [WW- ]; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-A] Grafton Underwood 5/9/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 15/3/44; Returned to the USA Homestead 14/5/44; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 42-102557

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 30/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-Y] Thurleigh 25/4/44; battle damaged Ueskirchen, Ger 10/1/45 with ?; crash landed Hombeck, Bel; Salvaged 28/1/45. ICE COLD KATIE.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2015 20:07:31 wchoff Changes to nicknames
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Wayne Tolmachoff

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17 March 2015 20:05:54 wchoff Changes to media associations
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Wayne Tolmachoff

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17 March 2015 18:29:48 wchoff Changes to aircraft associations
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Wayne Tolmachoff

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17 March 2015 18:27:17 wchoff Changes to aircraft associations
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Wayne Tolmachoff

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27 February 2015 15:01:19 rossingtonj Changes to type
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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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