Lt. Richard K Marsh and crew of the 359th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, beside the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" "Scorchy". England, 4 February 1944.
Rear L-R Lt Richard K Marsh, Lt Robert L Cunningham, Lt Myles J Marsh, Lt Jack Joyce.
Front L-R T/Sgt Eugene B Davis, T/Sgt George A Minks, S/Sgt Warner G Rogers, S/Sgt James E Munson, S/Sgt Raymond J Moessner, S/Sgt William R Ferrell
B-17G-10-BO serial number 42-31314 named "Scorchy" from the 359th BS, 303rd BG, 8th AF. Suffered brake failure during an emergency landing at RAF Shoreham on Feb. 11,1944 and collided with the guardhouse, injuring one soldier.
The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...
Military | Captain | Pilot
Flew 17 missions as co-pilot; 15 missions as 1st pilot completed 30 mission tour and then returned for second combat tour an flew 15 missions as PFF lead crew pilotPromoted to Captain, last mission 11 Apr 45
Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
1st Mission was #110 Diephotz, Germany Feb 21, 19944. Flew on the 75th Mission of the' Knockout Dropper' #41-24605, Mar 27th '44 to Chartres, France Mission #129. Also flew 7 missions on the Thunderbird #42-38050. Flew mission with pilots, John N...
Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4297617. Evaded.
Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
Bombardier - Suffered brake failure during an emergency landing at RAF Shoreham on Feb. 11,1944 and collided with the guardhouse. RTD.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
Navigator - A/C 42-31314 Suffered brake failure during an emergency landing at RAF Shoreham on Feb. 11,1944 and collided with the guardhouse. RTD.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 19/10/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; Memphis 2/11/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-E] Molesworth 18/11/43; ex-Frankfurt 11/2/44, with Howard Dahleen, Co-pilot: Chas Rice, Navigator: Russ Klingensmith, Bombardier: Ray Gauthier, Flight engineer...
Military site : airfield
Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...