41-24559 Ooold Soljer

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-24559) nicknamed "Old Soljer" of the 303rd Bomb Group. Passed as censored 25 Jan 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-17 "Old Soljer". 25 Jan 1943.' Printed caption attached: 'How The Boys Live And Work At Flying Fortress Station In England. Wide World Photo Shows:- Side view of Fortress. This one's been named "Old Soljer" by her crew, who have painted the name on the side of the fuselage, as shown here. WW/ALA. 26-1-43.' On reverse: Ministry of Information, As

Object Number - FRE 4248 - A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-24559) nicknamed "Old Soljer" of the 303rd Bomb Group. Passed as censored 25 Jan 1943. Handwritten caption...

B-17F 41-24559 'Ooold Soljer' was assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-C] Bangor 14-Oct-42; Molesworth 16-Oct-42.

Aircraft participated in 19 Operations (4 were aborted) See Biography events for crew information.

17-Nov-42 MISSION # 1 - U-Boat Pens at St. Nazaire, France
18-Nov-42 MISSION # 2 - U-Boat Pens at St. Nazaire, France
6-Dec-43 MISSION # 3 - Carriage & Wagon Works, Lille, France
13-Jan-43 MISSION # 4 - Fives Company Locomotive Works, Lille, France
23-Jan-43 MISSION # 5 - U-Boat Pens at Lorient, France
27-Jan-43 MISSION # 6 - Naval Base and U-Boat pens, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
2-Feb-43 MISSION # 7 - Railroad Marshalling Yards, Hamm, Germany - Aborted
4-Feb-43 MISSION # 8 - Industrial areas of Osnabruck - Aborted
14-Feb-43 Mission # 9 - Railroad marshalling yards, Hamm, Germany - Recalled
16-Feb-43 Mission #10 - U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France - Aborted. The ball turret gunner's heated suit failed and the interphone equipment malfunctioned and aircraft forced to RTB.
26-Feb-43 Mission #11 - Naval facilities and U-Boat pens at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Homer Bigart, War Correspondent of the New York Herald Tribune flew as an observer. Walter Cronkite, Jounalist flew as an observer on B-17F 41-24619 "S for Sugar", 303BG/427BS on this mission also.
27-Feb-43 MISSION # 12 U-Boat pens at Brest, France
4-Mar-43 MISSION # 13 Railroad Marshalling Yards, Rotterdam, Holland
6-Mar-43 MISSION # 14 Port area and U-Boat pens, Lorient, France.
12-Mar-43 MISSION # 15 Railroad Marshalling Yards, Rouen, France.
13-Mar-43 MISSION # 16 Railroad Marshalling Yards, Amiens, France.
22-Mar-43 MISSION # 17 - Port Area, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
26-Mar-43 MISSION # 18 - Railroad Marshalling Yards, Rouen, France.
31-Mar-43 MISSION # 19 FINAL OPERATION - Shipyards, Rotterdam, Holland.
The aircraft sustained a mid-air collision with B-17F 42-29573 "Two Beauts" 303BG/358BS over Wellingborough, UK in 10/10ths cloud cover while on a mission to bomb the port area of Rotterdam, Holland. The right wing from the #4 engine outward was sheared off and the aircraft crashed at Mears Ashby, Northamptonshire killing 8 of the crew. 2 bailed out successfully. 8KOM (Killed on Mission) 2RTD No MACR issued.

Connections

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Air Service Group 358th Bomb Squadron 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-726969
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19059387
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15068650
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-791048
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron The Writing 69th
  • Role/Job: War Correspondent

Places

Missions

  • Date: 17 November 1942
  • Official Description: 35 HBs pound U-boat pens at Saint-Nazaire with 102 tons of bombs.
  • Date: 18 November 1942
  • Official Description: VIII BC conducts missions against 3 U-boat bases. 19 HBs attack at La Pallice, 13 at Lorient Keroman, and 19 at Saint-Nazaire.
  • Date: 6 December 1942
  • Official Description: 36 HBs attack Atelier d’Hellemmes locomotive works at Lille while a smaller group of aircraft bomb Abbeville/Drucat A/F.

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

MISSION #19 41-24559 303BG/360BS

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK 1943-03-31 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS P 1LT Keith O. Bartlett (KOM); CP: 1LT Kent M. Fitzsimmons (KOM) N 1LT Richard C. Browning (KOM); B/TOG SSGT Claude A. Hamilton (KOM) E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (KIA); RO TSGT Clayton S. Balcombe (UNJ/RTD) BTG SSGT Robert H. Sangster, Jr. (KOM); LWG SSGT Edward A. Bradford (KOM) RWG SSGT Woodrow W. Smith (KOM); TG SSGT Tom McGriffin (BO/RTD) Sutained a mid-air collision with B-17F 42-29573 "Two Beauts" 303BG/358BS over Wellingborough, UK during assembly for mission to Rotterdam, Holland.

Other

MISSION #1, 41-24559 303BG/360BS

Saint-Nazaire, France 1942-11-17 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS Command P MAJ Charles E. Marion (RTB); CP CPT Lewis E. Lyle (RTB) N 1LT John H. Embach (RTB); B 1LT Michael Libonati (RTB) E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTB); RO SGT Clayton S. Balcombe (RTB) BTG SGT Robert H. Sangster (RTB); LWG TSGT Frederick A. Hartung (RTB) RWG SGT Edward A. Bradford (RTB); TG SSGT Edward W. Durant OBS 1LT Keith O. Bartlett

Other

MISSION #2, 41-24559 303BG/360BS

Saint-Nazaire, France 1942-11-18 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS P CPT Lewis E. Lyle (RTB); CP MAJ Richard D. Callaway (RTB) N 1LT John H. Embach (RTB); B 1LT Michael L. Linonati (RTB) E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTB); RO Clayton S. Balcolme (RTD) BTG SGT Robert A. Sangster (RTD); LWG TSGT Frederick A. Hartung (RTB) RWG SGT Edward A. Bradford (RTB); TG SSGT Edward W. Durtant (RTB)

Other

MISSION #3, 41-24559 303BG/360BS

Lille, France 1942-12-06 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS P COL James H. Wallace (RTB); CP CPT Lewis E. Lyle (RTB) Group N 1LT Samuel H. Anderson (RTB); N CPT Paul G. Moore (RTB) B 2LT Albert W. Dieffenbach (RTB); E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTB) RO SGT Clayton S. Balcombe (RTB); BTG SGT Robert A. Sangster (RTB) LWG TSGT Frederick A. Hartung (RTB); RWG SGT Edward A. Bradford (RTB) TG SGT Tom McGiffin (RTB)

Other

MISSION #4, 41-24559 303BG/360BS

Lille, France 1943-01-13 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS P CPT Lewis W. Lyle (RTB); CP 1LT Keith O. Bartlett (RTB) N 1LT John H. Embach (RTB); B 1LT Ewell R. McCright (RTB) E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTB); RO SGT Clayton S. Balcolmbe (RTB) BTG SGT Robert A. Sangster (RTB); LWG SGT Tom McGiffin (RTB) RWG SGT Edward A. Bradford (RTB); TG SSGT Woodrow W. Smith (RTB)

Other

MISSION #5, 41-24559 303BG/360BS

Lorient, France 1943-01-23 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS P CPT Lewis E. Lyle (RTB); CP 1LT Keith O. Bartlett (RTB) N CPT Paul G. Moore (RTB); B 1LT Reinaldo J. Saiz (RTB) E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTB); RO SGT Clayton S. Balcolme (RTB) BTG SGT Robert A. Sangster (RTD); LWG SGT Tom McGiffin (RTD) RWG SGT Edward A. Bradford (RTB); TG SSGT Woodrow W. Smith (RTB) PHO SGT James L. Stringer (RTB)

Other

MISSION #6, 41-24559 303BG/360BS

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1943-01-27 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS P CPT Lewis E. Lyle (RTB); CP LTC Charles E. Marion (RTB) Group N 1LT Samuel H. Anderson (RTB); B 1LT Reinaldo J. Saiz (RTB) E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTB); RO SSGT Clayton S. Balcombe (RTB) BTG SSGT Robert A. Sangster (RTB); LWG TSGT Joesph M. Herbert (RTB) RWG SGT Edward A. Bradford (RTB); TG SSGT Woodrow W. Smith (RTB)

Other

MISSION #7, 41-24559 303BG/360BS Recalled

Hamm, Germany 1943-02-02 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS P CPT Lewis E. Lyle (RTB); CP 1LT Keith O. Bartlett (RTB) N CPT Paul G. Moore (RTB); B 1LT Rienaldo J. Saiz (RTB) E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTB); RO SSGT Clayton S. Balcombe (RTB) BTG SSGT Robert A. Sangster (RTB); LWG SGT Edward A. Bradford (RTB) RWG SGT Tom McGiffin (RTB); TG SGT Frank W. Bartlett (RTB)

Other

MISSION #8, 41-24559 303BG/360BS

Osnabrück, Germany 1943-02-04 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS Command P LTC Charles E. Marion (RTB); CP CPT Lewis E. Lyle (RTB) N CPT Paul G. Moore (RTB); B 1LT Reinaldo J. Saiz (RTB) E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTB); RO SSGT Clayton S. Balcombe (RTB) BTG SSGT Robert A. Sangster (RTB); LWG SGT Robert P. Brud (RTB) RWG SGT Edward A. Bradford (RTB); TG SGT Tom McGiffin (RTB) OBS 1LT Keith O. Bartlett (RTB)

Other

MISSION #9, 41-24559 303BG/360BS Recalled

Hamm, Germany 1943-02-14 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS P CPT Lewis E. Lyle (RTB); CP 1LT Keith O. Bartlett (RTB) N CPT Paul G. Moore (RTB); B 1LT Reinaldo J. Saiz (RTB) E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTB); RO SSGT Clayton S. Balcombe (RTB) BTG SSGT Louis W. Rheaume (RTB); LWG SGT Tom McGiffin (RTB) RWG SSGT Samuel L. Edwards (RTB); TG TSGT William B. Stamper (RTB) OBS 1LT Thomas S. Vaughn (RTB)

Other

MISSION #10, 41-24559 303BG/360BS Aborted

Saint-Nazaire, France 1943-02-16 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS Command P LTC George L. Robinson (RTB); CP CPT Lewis E. Lyle (RTB) N CPT Paul G. Moore (RTB); B 1LT Reinaldo J. Saiz (RTB) E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTB); RO SSGT Clayton S. Balcombe (RTB) BTG SSGT Woodrow W. Smith (RTB); LWG SSGT Samuel L. Edwards (RTB) RWG SGT Edward A. Bradford (RTB); TG SGT Tom McGiffin (RTB)

Other

MISSION #11, 41-24559 303BG/360BS

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1943-02-26 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS P CPT Lewis E. Lyle (RTB); CP CPT Jacob B. Fredericks (RTB) N 1LT Otis A. Hoyt (RTB); B 1LT Reinaldo J. Saiz (RTB); E/TTG TSGT Michael S. Hlastala (RTB); RO TSGT Richard J. Smith (RTB) BTG SSGT Howard H. Nardine (RTB); LWG SSGT Henry G. Schneiderman (RTB) RWG SGT Harvie L. Collins (RTB); TG SSGT Glibert A Murray, Jr. (RTB) OBS CIV Homer Bigart (RTB)

Other

MISSION #12, 41-24559 303BG/360BS

Brest, France 1943-02-27 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS P CPT Lewis W. Lyle (RTB); CP 1LT Keith O. Bartlett (RTB) N CPT Paul G. Moore (RTB); B 1LT Reinaldo J. Saiz (RTB) E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTB); RO SSGT Clayton S. Balcombe (RTB) BTG SSGT Martin A. Semonick (RTB); LWG SGT Tom Griffin (RTB) RWG SGT Edward A. Bradford (RTB); TG SSGT Woodrow W. Smith (RTB)

Other

MISSION #13, 41-24559 303BG/360BS

Osnabrück, Germany 1943-03-04 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS Command P LTC George L. Robinson (RTB); CP CPT Lewis W. Lyle (RTB) N 1LT Otis A. Hoyt (RTB); B 1LT Reinaldo J. Saiz (RTB) E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTB); RO TSGT Clayton S. Balcombe (RTB) BTG SSGT Martin A. Semonick (RTB); LWG SGT Tom Giffin (RTB) RWG SSGT Edward A. Bradford (RTB); TG SSGT Woodrow W. Smith (RTB) OBS 1LT Samuel H. Anderson (RTB)

Other

MISSION #14, 41-24559 303BG/360BS

Lorient, France 1943-03-06 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS P CPT Lewis E. Lyle (RTB); CP 1LT Kenneth W. Davey (RTB) N CPT Paul G. Moore (RTB); Command N 1LT Samuel H. Anderson (RTB) B 1LT Milton S. Fonorow (RTB); E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTB) RO TSGT Clayton S. Balcombe (RTB); BTG SSGT Woodrow W. Smith (RTB) LWG SSGT Claude A. Hamilton (RTB); RWG SSGT Edward A. Bradford (RTB) TG SGT Tom McGriffin (RTB)

Other

MISSION #15, 41-24559 303BG/360BS

Rouen, France 1943-03-12 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS P CPT Lewis E. Lyle (RTB); CP 1LT Keith O. Bartlett (RTB) N 1LT Jessie H. Elliott (RTB); B 2LT Reinaldo J. Saiz (RTB) E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTB); RO TSGT Clayton S. Balcombe (RTB) BTG SSGT Robert H. Sangster (RTB); LWG SSGT Martin A. Semonick (RTB) RWG SSGT (RTB) Edward A. Bradford (RTB) TG SSGT Tom McGiffin (RTD)

Other

MISSION #16, 41-24559 303BG/360BS

Amiens, France 1943-03-13 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS Command P LTC Charles E. Marion (RTB): CP CPT Lewis E. Lyle (RTB) N CPT Paul G. Moore (RTB); B 1LT Reinaldo J. Saiz (RTD) E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTB); RO TSGT Clayton S. Balcombe (RTB) BTG SSGT Robert H. Sangster (RTB); LWG SSGT Martin A. Semonick (RTD) RWG SSGT Edward A. Bradford (RTB); TG SGT Tom McGiffin OBS 1LT Keith O, Bartlett (RTB)

Other

MISSION #17 41-24559 303BG/360BS

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1943-03-22 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS P 1LT Keith O. Bartlett (RTB); CP 2LT Kent M. Fitzsimmons (RTB) Command N 1LT Samuel H. Anderson (RTB); N 1LT Walter T. Stevens (RTB) B 1LT Herman C. Currie (RTB); E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTB) RO TSGT Clayton S. Balcombe (RTD); BTG SSGT Robert H. Sangster (RTB) LWG SSGT Edward A, Bradford (RTD); RWG SGT Tom McGriffin (RTB) TG SSGT Woodrow W. Smith (RTB)

Other

MISSION #18 41-24559 303BG/360BS

Rouen, France 1943-03-28 CREW B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS P CPT Lewis E. Lyle (RTB): CP 1LT Keith O. Bartlett (RTB) Command N 1LT Samuel H. Anderson (RTB); B 1LT Milton S. Fonorow (RTB) E/TTG TSGT Gene K. Smith (RTD); RO TSGT Clayton S. Balcombe (RTD) BTG SSGT Robert H. Sangster (RTB); LWG SSGT Edward A. Bradford (RTB) RWG SGT Tom McGiffin (RTB); TG SSGT Woodrow W. Smith (RTB) OBS CPT Percy C. Young (RTB); OBS 1LT George V. Stallings, Jr. (RTB)

Revisions

Date29 Oct 2019 20:55:09
Contributorjmoore43
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Corrected a misspelled word in the "Description".

Date3 Mar 2016 21:00:09
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 3-May-2016. Edited and Mission events for accuracy and format per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/

Date3 Aug 2015 20:21:17
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 3-Aug-2015. Added FINAL OPERATION to Description.

Date20 Jul 2015 21:46:00
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 20-Jul-2015. Added Operation/Mission count to Description based on analyis of 303BG Mission Reports associated with this aircraft from Gary Moncur, Historian 303rd Bomb Group website.

Date20 Jul 2015 21:40:36
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cuuningham 20-Jul-2015. Edited final operation for this aircraft as MISSION #19 event per 303rd Bomb Group Mission Reprot of 31-Mar-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/027.pdf

Date20 Jul 2015 21:27:29
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 20-Jul-2015 Added MISSION #18 per 303rd Bomb Group Mission Report of 22-Mar-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/026.pdf

Date20 Jul 2015 21:15:49
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 20-Jul-2015 Added MISSION #17 event per 303rd Bomb Group Mission Report of 22-Mar-43, Gary Moncur; Historian, http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/025.pdf

Date20 Jul 2015 21:01:12
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 20-Jul-2015. Added MISSION event #16 per 303rd Bomb Group Mission Report of 13-Mar-53, Gray Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/023.pdf

Date20 Jul 2015 20:46:06
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 20-Jul-2015 Added MISSION #15 event per 303rd Bomb Group Mission Report of 12-Mar-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/022.pdf

Date20 Jul 2015 20:30:24
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 20-Jul-2015 Added MISSION #14 event per 303rd Bomb Group Mission Report of 6-Mar-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/020.pdf

Date20 Jul 2015 19:56:29
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 20-Jul-2015. Added MISSION #13 event per 303rd Bomb Group Mission Report of 4-Mar-43; Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/018.pdf

Date20 Jul 2015 19:46:59
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunnningham 20-Jul-2015 Added MISSION #12 event per 303rd Bomb Group Mission Report of 27-Feb-43, Gary Moncur, Historian, http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/018.pdf

Date20 Jul 2015 19:37:54
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 20-Jul-2015. Added MISSION #11 event per 303BG Mission Report of 26-Feb-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/017.pdf

Date20 Jul 2015 19:23:28
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunnningham 20-Jul-2015 Added MISSION #10 event per 303rd Bomb Group Mission Report of 16-Feb-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/016.pdf

Date20 Jul 2015 19:01:04
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 20-Jul-2015. Added MISSION #8 event per 303rd Bomb Group Mission Report of 4-Feb-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/014.pdf

Date20 Jul 2015 18:34:06
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 20-Jul-2015 Added MISSION #6 event per 303rd Bomb Group Mission Report of 27-Jan-43, Gray Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/012.pdf

Date20 Jul 2015 18:22:06
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 20-Jul-2015. Added MISSION #5 event per 303rd Bomb Group Mission Report of 23-Jan-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/011.pdf

Date20 Jul 2015 18:09:47
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 20-Jul-2015. Added MISSION #4 event pr 303rd Bomb Group Mission Report of 13-Jan-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/010.pdf

Date20 Jul 2015 17:50:01
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 20-Jul-2015. Added MISSION #3 event per 303rd Bomb Group Mission Report of 6-Dec-42, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/005.pdf

Date20 Jul 2015 17:32:21
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 20-Jul-2015. Added MISSION # 2 event per 303rd Bomb Group Mission Report of 18-Nov-43, Gary Moncur, historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/002.pdf

Date20 Jul 2015 01:33:02
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 19-Jul-2015. EXPERIMENT Tweaking display of crew MISSION # 1

Date20 Jul 2015 01:29:42
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 19-Jul-2015. EXPERIMENT - Added MISSION # 1 event with edit to Description per 303rd Bomb Group Mission Report of 17-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/001.pdf

Date13 Feb 2015 18:34:06
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 13-Feb-2015. Added Block Number and Nickname per "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story" Roger A, Freeman with David Osborne, Added Mid-Air event , and crafted Description based on "Losses of the 8th & 9th AIr Forces" Stan Bishop & John A,. Hey MBE; Added crew position, rank, full proper name and disposition per 303rd Bomb Group website, historian Gary Moncur; Made connections to Place and Mission within existing website data; Formatted crew display.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:03
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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