42-3002 The Old Squaw

Object Number - UPL 37118 - "Lt Campbell and crew of the 359th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, beside the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'The Old Squaw'. England, 17 July...

Delivered Pocatello 31/12/42; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-Z] Morrison 5/3/43; Molesworth 8/4/43; Missing in Action 6/9/43 with Bob Hullar, Co-pilot: Wilbur Klint, Navigator: Elmer Brown, Bombardier: Jim McCormick, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dale Rice, Radio Operator: George Hoyt, Ball turret gunner: Norman Sampson, Waist gunner: Chas Fullen, Waist gunner: Chas Marson, Tail gunner: Merlin Miller (10 Returned to Duty); no gas, ditched Channel, all rescued by Air Sea Rescue and taken to Newhaven, Sx. No MACR. THE OLD SQUAW.

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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: 36330847
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-727617
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17064176 / T-004230 / O-735258
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18057056 / O-724591
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
Sergeant Fred Dioquardo of the 303rd Bomb Group stokes the stove inside a hut. Image stamped on reverse: ''Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 28 Jan 1943.' [stamp], '245666.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Stoking the stove in an American Army Air Force hut somewhere in England. Sergeant Fred Dioquardo, of Bayport, Long Island, asked the photographer to send this message back to his parents and fiance Miss H Sherwood , Maple Ave, Long Island: "I will be home when I
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 7071292
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Manufactured

Long Beach, CA Built at Douglas.

Delivered

Pocatello AAF 1942-12-31 Delivered Pocatello AAF 31-Dec-42.

Assigned

Molesworth, UK 1943-04-08 Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed

English Channel 1943-09-06 Failed to Return 6-Sep-43; ditched English Channel out of fuel, all rescued by Air Sea Rescue and taken to Newhaven, Sussex. 10 x RTD

Revisions

Date19 May 2022 09:23:06
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

Date17 Oct 2020 21:35:06
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

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

Date20 Jan 2019 16:27:27
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log
https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/42-3002-the-old-squaw/

Date20 Jan 2019 16:24:50
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:26
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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