42-29570 Big Time Operator II

Delivered Denver 5-Jan-43; Gt Falls 31-Jan-43; Denver 2-Feb-43; Salina 11-Feb-43; to Marrakesh, via ATC 14-Mar-43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-D] Molesworth 21-Mar-43; transferred BAD 1 Burtonwood 22-May-43; 532BS/381BG [VE-D] Ridgewell 7-Sep-43; 6+m Returned to the USA 26-Apr-44 via Cazes AB, Casablanca, Morrocco. 2-May-44, however pilot Lt Moore lost both left engines, aircraft ground looped and hit a parked PBY Catalina; Salvaged 5-May-44. BIG TIME OPERATOR II.

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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
The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37101208
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 3rd Bomb Division 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-430990
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
A bomber crew of the 381st Bomb Group return to base after a mission in their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-31761) nicknamed "Rotherhithe's Revenge". Image stamped on reverse: 'Sunday Pictorial for Censor.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 10 Mar 1944.' [stamp] and '310673.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'BACK FROM BERLIN. Scenes this week at a Bomber station of the U.S. Air Force , somewhere in England. The crew of the Flying Fortress "Rotherhithe's Revenge", a British subscribed ship
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 445th Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron 535th Bomb Squadron 701st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-665306
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Assistant Operations Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39604255
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Aerial Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19064357
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Missions

Revisions

Date20 Jun 2017 03:40:09
ContributorDoc Hecker
Sources

Doc Hecker

Date7 Mar 2016 23:17:08
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Mar-43. Made connection to Mission of 31-Mar-43 per 303BG Mission Report of 31-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/027.pdf

Date7 Mar 2016 23:13:01
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Mar-2016. Added Block Number, Nickname and Codings; made connections to Units and Places, converted dates to USAAF military-style signification per "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story", Roger A. Freeman with David Osborne

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:22
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log