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42-102411

B-17 Flying Fortress

Cheyenne 1/3/44; Hunter 21/3/44; Grenier 10/4/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-Y/P] Molesworth 30/4/44; battle damaged Berlin 18/3/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 28/3/45. MISS LACE.

Service

People

  • John Abeyta

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Anthony

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer / Top Turret | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Albert Barber

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edwin Bjorn

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Maldberg on 8/15/44 in B-17 Jigger Rouche 42-31423 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gerald Blessing

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Arthur Bluethenthal

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Albert Bricker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed at Ludwigshafen in B-17 43-38323. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8597. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Earl Brosius

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Cologne in B-17 42-31423 'Jigger Rouche' 15-Aug-44; Crashed at NE of Bittburg. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8168 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Gerald Campbell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x missions. End Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harold Carlson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2019 05:25:16 Hodenius Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/238.pdf

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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