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

Front row (not in order) : T/Sgt Alf Riveland (engineer) : T/Sgt Frank Renzi (radio) : S/Sgt Harold A. Carlson (ball turret gunner): S/Sgt Gerald R. Campbell (waist gunner): S/Sgt Albert P. Barber (tail gunner).

Back row (not in order) 1Lt Ingersall J. Roberts (pilot) : 2Lt Arthur Bluethenthal (copilot) : F/O Floyd L. Clark (navigator) : F/O Lloyd I. Long (bombardier).

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A10217-A61690AC

Connections

Units

  • 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

  • Albert Barber

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Bluethenthal

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Gerald Campbell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x missions. End Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harold Carlson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Floyd Clark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Lloyd Long

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Waist Gunner
    30 missions, about 16 as lead Bombardier AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 42-97787. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ PH/ Bronze Star/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Frank Renzi

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Alf Riveland

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Airplane Armorer-Gunner
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ingersall Roberts

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot

Aircraft

  • 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.

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
27 February 2017 10:05:10 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/161283216/?terms=42-102411

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2017 20:46:05 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/161283216/?terms=42-102411

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