George S Littlefield


Pilot Schaefer, crashed at field near Bletsoe Castle on take off. According to Captain Witt, it was probably a question of motor trouble and then trying to feather and prop and fly instruments at the same time. Of the crew as listed on attacked interogation form, Captain Munal reports all killed except Sergeant. Littlefield, tail gunner who, though cut and burned seriously, will most certainly pull through. He had been operating the Aldis lamp from his position to warn following aircraft; in the crash the tail section separated from the fuselage and was the only part of the plane that did not burn.


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Official insignia of the 306th Bomb Group, approved 6 January 1943, and updated 2 October 1951.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group 367th Bomb Squadron




Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / First Over Germany: The History of the 306th Bombardment Group