42-3131 Winnie The Pooh, Flak Wolf

Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/43; 19/4/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-U] Molesworth 4/6/43; RWG Leon Kesky Killed in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43; 40m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with John Carothers, Co-pilot: Chas Frost, Radio Operator: George Rajcula, Ball turret gunner: Bob Peavy, Waist gunner: Wiley Rogers, Waist gunner: Francis Morneau, Tail gunner: Roland Ziegler (7 Killed in Action), Navigator: Art Linnehan, Bombardier: Howard Barriscale, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harvey Scott (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft hits and exploded, crashed Kloster Oesede, four miles SE of Osnabruk, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1966. WINNIE THE POOH then FLAK WOLF.

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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 Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-744228
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-678160
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36543201
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Aerial Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-745343
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1944-01-11

Crashed

Kloster Oesede, Osnabruck, Germany 1944-01-11 Destroyed due to heavy German fighter presence. Seven killed in action, with three taken prisoner.

Revisions

Date16 Dec 2020 21:52:38
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

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

Date19 May 2020 10:58:09
ContributorCastleBren
Sources

303rd Bomb Group Records

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:37
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1966 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database