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43-31060

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Visited Koblenz 11-Oct-44, 1Lt Ingersall J Roberts crew.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Arthur Bluethenthal

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

  • 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.

  • Floyd Clark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Lloyd Long

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    30 missions, about 16 as lead Bombardier AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 42-97787. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ PH/ Bronze Star/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Frank Renzi

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

  • Alf Riveland

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Airplane Armorer-Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ingersall Roberts

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

Missions

  • 672

    11 October 1944
    Black Week

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
Manufactured Seattle, WA, USA 1944

Built at Boeing.

Delivered Washington, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Old Weston, Huntingdon PE28 0QB, UK 1944

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Combat mission Koblenz, Germany 11 October 1944

Combat mission to Koblenz. 1Lt Ingersall J Roberts crew.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2017 11:24:04 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/255.pdf
http://stichting-mia.nl/index.php/nl/adoptie/stichting-m-i-a/truman-r-lo...

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