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Lt Chester E Flick and crew of the 303rd Bomb Group beside Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 42-102411 'Miss Lace', England. 18 July 1944.

Rear L-R: S/Sgt Charles Park Eberly, Unknown, Unknown, .
Front L-R: 1Lt Chester E Flick, Sgt Harvey W Forry, 2Lt Walter A Curley, S/Sgt John C Abeyta

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A10265-A61750AC

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    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

People

  • John Abeyta

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Walter Curley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Eberly

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer / Top Turret
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 35 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Chester Flick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harvey Forry

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 42-102411

    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.

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2021 23:00:17 Bonny Eberly Changes to caption
Sources

Edited by B.A.Eberly, daughter of Charles Park Eberly, who was previously incorrectly identified in this photo.

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2017 14:45:36 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32145055/?terms=42-102411

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2017 20:34:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32145055/?terms=42-102411

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