FRE 4191

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A bomber crew of the 303rd Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress. Passed for publication 29 Jan 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'They "Bailed Out" On Saturday But Bombed Germany On Wednesday. One of the Fortresses which took part in the first American daylight raid on Germany on Wednesday was manned by a crew who had "bailed out" on Saturday. They were the crew of one of the Fortresses which had bombed Lorraine, and having got back to England on one engine the pilot, Lt. G. Oxrider, ordered his crew to bail out, and then managed to land the plane safely in a field. O.P.S., left to right: 2nd Lt. D.W. Hurlburt, (Panama) co-pilot; 2nd Lt. Donald L. Grant, (Sullivan, Ill.) navigator; 1st Lt. George T. Oxrider, (Dayton, Ohio) pilot; T/Sgt. Everet A. Dasher, (Marlow, G.A.); T/Sgt. F.B. Ziemer, (Kanakee, Ill.) Gunner; 2nd Lt. Earle A. Steele, (Elisabeth, Colo) Bombardier; Sergt. Theodore C. Heaps, (Dusquesne, Penna). (Barratt's, 29/1/43).' On reverse: Barratt's Photo Press Ltd, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

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Units

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 358th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14051710
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator; Gunner
Personnel of the 303rd Bomb Group play a game between missions. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 9 Apr 1943.' [stamp] and '257512.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Checker game between raids. Four airmen shown in the picture are (left to right) 2nd Lt Donald L Grant, navigator. Aged 23, and he comes from Sullivan, Ill. and holds the Air Medal and 2 Clusters, his wife Mrs DL Grant lives at R F D I Okolona Miss. Formerly employed as a truc
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-728200
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 790841
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
First Lieutenant George J Oxrider a Pilot of the 303rd Bomb Group changes a record. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 9 Apr 1943.' [stamp] and '257527.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Changing a record on the radiogram at his British base, is 1st Lieut. (Pilot) George J. Oxrider of 437, Allwen Street, Dayton, Ohio, holder of the D.F.C., the Air Medal and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters. A pre-medical student at the University of Cincinnati and aged
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 452nd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15067056 / O-435983
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot; Pilot

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Associated airmen from caption information.

Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:45:51
ContributorAAM
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection