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44-8038

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 17/5/44; Dallas 14/6/44; Langley 3/7/44; Grenier 1/8/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG Bassingbourn 2/8/44; transferred 427BS/303BG [GN-Z] Molesworth 10/44; landing accident with Wallace Wildstein 27/3/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

Service

People

  • Richard Cole

    Military | Colonel | Squadron Commander | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 44 x missions. ...

  • Vincent De Liso

    Military | Sergeant | Ball turret | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) , mission to Altenbecken, flying as tail gunner aboard 42-97691 Prisoner of War (POW). 26-Nov-44. MACR 11193. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Selwyn Flowers

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • William Hoover

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Signed up for second tour. 44 x missions. End Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Howell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x missions. End Tour Duty (ETD).

  • Edwin Katz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Mission to Mannheim, hit by flak, his body returned aboard 44-8484. 13-Jan-45, Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (4OLC), EAME, PH.

  • Joseph Kiely

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x missions. End Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Kopriva

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Mainwaring

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Bomber Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x missions. End Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lewis McCormick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Merseburg, aboard B-17G 43-38705 murdered by German civilians near Frankleben, according Swiss Red Cross report. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11199. Awards: PH.

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Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • 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
27 September 2014 18:41:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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