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Lt Stallings and crew of the 360th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, based in England, pose in front of Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" "Thumper Again". 20 July 1943.

Rear L-R: 1Lt James F Kelley, 1Lt George V Stallings, 1Lt Joseph E Bradbury, 1Lt Frank E. Kulesa.
Front L-R: T/Sgt Meyer Levin, T/Sgt Arthur S Stevens, Sgt Walter K Pallage, S/Sgt John J Stickler, S/Sgt Lawrence C Pierson, S/Sgt Robert H Yattaw, T/Sgt James A Watson.

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...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Bradbury

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 25-Jun-43 in B-17 42-5468 'Quinine The Bitter Dose', Returned to Duty (RTD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Kelley

    Military | Major | Navigator
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 25-Jun-43 in B-17 42-5468 'Quinine The Bitter Dose', Returned to Duty (RTD). Awards: SS, DFC, AM (4OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Kulesa

    Military | Captain | Bombardier
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. B-17 42-5434 'Lady Luck' returned from a mission and caught fire on the runway on 26-Sep-43, Returned to Duty (RTD). 25 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: SS, AM (OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Meyer Levin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    17-Feb-42 Assigned as Engineer/Top Turret Gunner on B-17F #41-24579 [PU-F] "Thumper", 303BG/360BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 16-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "Thumper". ...

  • Walter Pallage

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator
    3 x missions between 10-Jul-43 and 17-Jul-43.

  • Lawrence Pierson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner

  • George Stallings

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    20-Mar-43 Assigned as Co-Pilot of B-17 42-5393 "Thumper Again", 303BG/360BS at Molesworth, UK with the rank of First Lieutenant. ...

  • Arthur Stevens

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x missions between 28-Mar-43 and 16-Nov-43. Shot down 25-Jun-43 in B-17 42-5486 'Quinine The Bitter Dose', Returned to Duty (RTD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Stickler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 25-Jun-43 in B-17 42-5486 'Quinine The Bitter Dose', Returned to Duty (RTD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Watson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 25-Jun-43 in B-17 42-5468 'Quinine The Bitter Dose', Returned to Duty (RTD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 42-5393 'Just For Laughs' aka 'Little Woman' aka 'Thumper Again'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 29/11/42; Morrison 6/2/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-G] Molesworth 25/2/43; took off from RAF Kenley following previous day’s raid, but involved in landing accident at RAF North Luffenham after getting lost en route to base 15/10/43;...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2018 18:24:11 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
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Date Contributor Update
28 January 2018 18:23:25 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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