42-29846

B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 303rd Bomb Group fly in formation above the clouds. On reverse: 'Confidential Until Re-Classified By Censor' and US Army Press Censor ETO [Stamps].

Object Number - FRE 4266 - B-17 Flying Fortresses including (serial number 42-29846) of the 303rd Bomb Group fly in formation during a mission in September 1943. On...

Delivered Cheyenne 25/2/45; Gore 9/3/43; Duncan 31/3/43; Dow Fd 10/4/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-P] Molesworth 16/5/43; 16m Missing in Action Frankfurt 4/10/43 with Vic Loughman, Co-pilot: Winfield Gredvig, Navigator: Jim Maxwell, Bombardier: Ed Pullman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gene High, Radio Operator: Russ Daley, Ball turret gunner: Ken McGee, Waist gunner: Gordon Barr, Waist gunner: Paul Robillard, Tail gunner: Bill Knorpp (10 Prisoner of War); mech problem, crashed St Vith, Bel. Missing Air Crew Report 780.

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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 359th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11030890
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18057056 / O-724591
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34269401
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-742865
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13046359
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

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Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1943-10-04

Revisions

Date13 Nov 2020 22:29:15
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a connection to the 8th AF mission #108 for 4 Oct 1943.

Date13 Nov 2020 21:09:04
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:24
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 780 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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