Jesse H Elliott

Military

24-Jun-42 Assigned as Navigator of B-17F #41-24561 [BN-T] "The Dutchess", 303BG/359BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. 16-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "the Dutchess".

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: Ooold Soljer
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
Ground crew work of the 303rd Bomb Group work on the engines of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "The Duchess". Passed for publication 20 Jan 1944. Printed caption on reverse: 'Famous Fortresses. Associated Press Photo Shows:- Ground crewmen at work on the Fortress "Duchess", which has already been on 50 missions over enemy territory. They are (left to right, lower): Sgt. Clyde L. Dewald, of 200 E Union St., Schnykill Haven, Penn.; and Sgt. James C. Hicks, of Rowtob, Henderson, K.Y.; (Upper) Cpl. Charles
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Duchess, Sure Stuff
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Knock-out Dropper
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron
Sergeant Vernon E. Carlson, of the 303rd Bomb Group, paints the nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Holy Mackeral". Passed for publication 16 Dec 1942. Printed caption on reverse: '"Everything under control" is the optimistic message sent by Sgt. Vernon E. Carlson of the Air Corps, whose home is at 1431 N. Mayfield Ave, Chicago. He used to be with the Goetz Elevator Co. He is 29 and unmarried. O.P.S. shows him painting "Holy Mackerel" on a plane.' On reverse: Current Affairs Ltd, US Army Press C
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Holy Mackerel
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The 8 Ball Mk II
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 17 November 1942
  • Official Description: 35 HBs pound U-boat pens at Saint-Nazaire with 102 tons of bombs.
  • Date: 18 November 1942
  • Official Description: VIII BC conducts missions against 3 U-boat bases. 19 HBs attack at La Pallice, 13 at Lorient Keroman, and 19 at Saint-Nazaire.
  • Date: 23 November 1942
  • Official Description: 36 HBs hit Saint-Nazaire submarine base for the fifth time in 2 weeks. Cumulative effect of operation on the base is large though the sub shelter shows little permanent damage. HB crews report change in ftr tactics from rear to head-on attack as they...
  • 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.

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Assigned to Aircraft

Alamogordo, NM 88310, USA 24 June 1942 Assigned as Navigator of B-17F 41-24561 "The Dutchess", 303BG/359BS at Alamgordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Other

Arrived in UK

Molesworth, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 16 October 1942 Arrived at Molesworth, UK as Navigator of B-17F 41-24561 "The Dutchess", 303BG/359BS

Other

Mission #1, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24561, 303BG/359BS

Saint-Nazaire, France 17 November 1942 Served as Navigator of B-17F 41-24561 "The Dutchess", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #2, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24561, 303BG/359BS

Saint-Nazaire, France 18 November 1942 Served as Navigator of B-17F 41-24561 "The Dutchess", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #3, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24561, 303BG/359BS

Lorient, France 22 November 1942 Served as Navigator of B-17F 41-24561 "The Dutchess", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #4, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24561, 303BG/359BS

Saint-Nazaire, France 23 November 1942 Served as Navigator of B-17F 41-24561 "The Dutchess", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #5, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24561, 303BG/359BS

Lille, France 6 December 1942 Served as Navigator of B-17F 41-24561 "The Dutchess", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the carriage and wagon works at Lille, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #6, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24561, 303BG/359BS - Aborted

Rouen, France 12 December 1942 Served as Navigator of B-17F 41-24561 "The Dutchess", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Roeun, France, but mechanical failures forced the pilot to abort the sortie. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #7, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24561, 303BG/359BS

Romilly-sur-Seine, France 20 December 1942 Served as Navigator of B-17F 41-24561 "The Dutchess", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #8, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 42-5177, 303BG/359BS

Lorient, France 30 December 1942 Served as Navigator of B-17F 42-5177 "Fast Worker MK II", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #9, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24609, 303BG/359BS

Lille, France 13 January 1943 Served as Navigator of B-17F 41-24609 "Holy Mackerel", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the Lille Fives Locomotive Works at Lille, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #10, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24605, 303BG/359BS - Aborted

Lorient, France 23 January 1943 Served as Navigator of B-17F 41-24605 "Knockout Dropper", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France, but mechanical failures forced the pilot to abort the sortie. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #11, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24635, 303BG/359BS

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 27 January 1943 Served as Navigator of B-17F 41-24635 "The '8' Ball MK II", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the naval facilities and U-Boat pens at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #12, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24605, 303BG/359BS

Osnabrück, Germany 4 February 1943 Served as Navigator of B-17F 41-24605 "Knockout Dropper", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the industrial areas of Osnabruck, Germany. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #13, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24561, 303BG/359BS

Saint-Nazaire, France 16 February 1943 Served as Navigator of B-17F 41-24561 "The Dutchess", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #14, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24561, 303BG/359BS

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 26 February 1943 Served as Navigator of B-17F 41-24561 "The Dutchess", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the naval facilities and U-Boat pens at Wilhelmshaven, Germany RTB OK.

Other

Promotion in Rank

Molesworth, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 1 March 1943 Promoted in rank to 1st Lieutanant.

Other

Mission #15, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24561, 303BG/359BS

Lorient, France 6 March 1943 Served as Navigator of B-17F 41-24561 "The Dutchess", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #16, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24605, 303BG/359BS

Rennes, France 8 March 1943 Served as Navigator of B-17F 41-24605 "Knockout Dropper", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rennes, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #18, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24561, 303BG/359BS

Bremen-Vegesack, Bremen, Germany 18 March 1943 Served as Navigator of B-17F 41-24561 "The Dutchess", 303BG/359BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat construction yards at Vegesack, Germany. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #17, 2LT Jesse H. Elliott, w/B-17 41-24559, 303BG/360BS

Rouen, France Served as a substitute Navigator of B-17F 41-24559 "Ooold Soljer", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France. RTB OK.

Revisions

Date25 Feb 2021 21:08:33
Contributorjmoore43
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Corrected a typo in the event Description section - "mechanical" was misspelled in 2 places.

Date21 Feb 2020 04:20:09
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date5 Mar 2016 21:34:07
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #18 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 18-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/024.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 21:31:51
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #17 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 12-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/022.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 21:28:49
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #16 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 8-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/021.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 21:26:23
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #15 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 6-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/020.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 21:23:55
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Promoted in Rank event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, http://www.303rdbg.com/

Date5 Mar 2016 21:21:29
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #14 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 26-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/017.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 21:19:14
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #13 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 16-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/017.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 21:16:36
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #12 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 4-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/014.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 21:11:04
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #11 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 27-Jan-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/012.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 21:08:53
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #11 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 27-Jan-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/012.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 21:03:37
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #10 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 23-Jan-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/011.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 20:58:59
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #9 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 30-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/008.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 20:55:35
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #8 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 30-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/008.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 20:53:05
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #7 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 20-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/007.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 20:51:09
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #6 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 12-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/006.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 20:48:56
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #5 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 6-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/005.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 20:46:49
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #4 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 23-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/004.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 20:45:23
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #3 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 22-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/003.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 20:43:35
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #2 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 18-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/002.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 20:42:29
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-May-2016. Added Mission #1 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 17-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/001.pdf

Date5 Mar 2016 20:32:53
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-Mar-2016. Added Arrived in UK event per 303BG/website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Harold L. Stouse crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-359-stouse.html

Date5 Mar 2016 20:31:22
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-Mar-2016. Added Assigned to Aircraft event per 303BG/website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Harlod L. Stouse crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-359-stouse.html

Date5 Mar 2016 20:29:23
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-Mar-2016. Added initial assignment and airrival in UK info to Summary Biography per 303BG/website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Harlod L. Stouse crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-359-stouse.html

Date5 Mar 2016 20:22:58
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 5-Mar-2016. Made connections to Units, Place, AIrcraft (trhough 31-Mar-43) and Missions (through 31-Mar-43) per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian: Harold L. Strouse crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-359-stouse.html

Date27 Sep 2014 18:15:13
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster