Hudson Choice

Military

12-Jun-42 Assigned as Ball Turret Gunner on B-17F #41-24584 [GN-Q] "Susfu", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho with rank of Sergeant. 22-Oct-42 arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "Susfu". Credited with 26 missions. Final rank as Staff Sergeant. Last mission 13-Jun-43.

Mission Participations (UNDER CONSTRUCTION). See Biography events.

Connections

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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

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Susfu
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Joe Btfsplk II
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: No 11 Combat Crew Replacement Center No 1 Combat Crew Replacement Center 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 6 December 1942
  • Official Description: 36 HBs attack Atelier d’Hellemmes locomotive works at Lille while a smaller group of aircraft bomb Abbeville/Drucat A/F.
  • Date: 12 December 1942
  • Official Description: 17 HBs bomb Rouen-Sotteville M/Y. Bad weather prevents large attack planned for air installations at Romilly-sur-Seine.
  • Date: 20 December 1942
  • Official Description: 72 HBs attack air de pot at Romilly-sur-Seine in effective raid. 6 bmrs are lost to ftrs.
  • Date: 30 December 1942
  • Official Description: 40 HBs hit submarine base at Lorient, which now shows cumulative effect of repeated bombardment.

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Assigned to Aircraft

Boise, ID, USA 12 June 1942 Assigned as Ball TUrret Gunner on B-17F 41-24584, "Susfu", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise Idaho.

Other

Arrived in UK

Molesworth, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 22 October 1942 Arrived at Molesworth, UK as Ball Turret Gunner of B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS.

Other

Mission #1, SGT Hudson Choice, w/B-17F 41-24584, 303BG/427BS

Lorient, France 22 November 1942 Served as Ball Turret Gunner on B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #2, SGT Hudson Choice, w/B-17F 41-24584, 303BG/427BS

Lille, France 6 December 1942 Served as Ball Turret Gunner on B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the carriage and wagon works at Lille, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #3, SGT Hudson Choice, w/B-17F 41-24584, 303BG/427BS - Aborted

12 December 1942 Served as Ball Turret Gunner on B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France, but mechanical failures forced the pilot to abort the sortie. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #4, SGT Hudson Choice, w/B-17F 42-2966, 303BG/427BS - Aborted

Romilly-sur-Seine, France 20 December 1942 Served as Ball Turret Gunner on B-17F 42-2966, 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France, but mechanical failures forced the pilot to abort the sortie. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #5, SGT Hudson Choice, w/B-17F 41-24584, 303BG/427BS

Lorient, France 30 December 1942 Served as Ball Turret Gunner on B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #6, SGT Hudson Choice, w/B-17F 41-24610, 303BG/427BS

Lorient, France 23 January 1943 Served as Ball Turret Gunner on B-17F 41-24610 "JoeBTFSPLK", 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. RTB OK.

Revisions

Date29 Feb 2020 02:56:33
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date19 Jan 2016 20:03:37
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 16-Jan-2016. Added Mission #6 even per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 23-Jan-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/011.pdf

Date19 Jan 2016 20:01:00
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 16-Jan-2016. Added Mission #5 even per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 30-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/008.pdf

Date19 Jan 2016 19:58:57
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 16-Jan-2016. Added Mission #4 even per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 20-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/007.pdf

Date19 Jan 2016 19:55:34
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 16-Jan-2016. Added Mission #3 even per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 12-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/006.pdf

Date19 Jan 2016 19:53:18
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 16-Jan-2016. Added Mission #2 even per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 6-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/005.pdf

Date19 Jan 2016 19:51:15
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 16-Jan-2016. Added Mission #1 even per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 22-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/003.pdf

Date19 Jan 2016 19:47:37
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 19-Jan-2016. Added Arrived in UK event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Edward J. Broussard crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-427-broussard.html

Date19 Jan 2016 19:43:52
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 19-Jan-2016. Added Assigned to Aircraft event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Edward J. Broussard crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-427-broussard.html

Date19 Jan 2016 19:41:38
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 19-Jan-2016. Added Summary Biography; made connections to Place, Aircraft (through 23-Jan-43), Missions (through 23-Jan-43) per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Edward J. Broussard crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-427-broussard.html

Date27 Sep 2014 18:13:23
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster