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43-38958

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 23/10/44; Dow Fd 1/11/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-H] Molesworth 2/11/44; Missing in Action Leipzig 6/4/45 with Melvin Alderman, Roman Ley, George Thomas, Howard Weinberg, Raoul Prieto, Bill Toler, Don Beebe, Jesse Moore (8 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 44-8547 (487BG), crashed Teplitz, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 13719. GREEN HILL BELLE.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Melvin Alderman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Teplitz in B-17 'Green Hill' #4338958

  • Don Beebe

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Teplitz in B-17 'Green Hill' #4338958

  • Roman Ley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Teplitz in B-17 'Green Hill' #4338958

  • Jesse Moore

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Teplitz in B-17 'Green Hill' #4338958

  • Roaul Prieto

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Teplitz in B-17 'Green Hill' #4338958

  • George Thomas

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Teplitz in B-17 'Green Hill' #43-38958

  • William Toler

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Teplitz in B-17 'Green Hill' #4338958

  • Howard Weinberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Teplitz in B-17 'Green Hill' #4338958

Places

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 6 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2020 20:42:52 millebr Changes to nicknames
Sources

Fold3.com
TogetherWeServed - Shadow Box

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13719 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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