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Lt Frederick Gano and crew of the 303rd Bomb Group, based in England, pose beside Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 42-102411 'Miss Lace'. 14 October 1944.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A10215-C61689AC.



  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    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...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron


  • George Anthony

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer / Top Turret
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gerald Blessing

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Arthur Coyle

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Wesley Flanders

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Frederick Gano

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat mission. ETD ...

  • John Maniscalco

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator

  • Edward Nelson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    35 Missions over Germany from June 1944 to February 1945 AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster


  • 42-102411 'Miss Lace'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Cheyenne 1/3/44; Hunter 21/3/44; Grenier 10/4/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-Y/P] Molesworth 30/4/44; battle damaged Berlin 18/3/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 28/3/45. MISS LACE.


  • Molesworth

    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...


Date Contributor Update
27 February 2017 13:10:48 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2017 20:26:33 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations