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Captain Griffin and lead crew on bombing mission to Villa Coublay, France, beside Boeing B-17, "Flying Fortress" "Lady Luck". 303rd Bomb Group. England, 14 July 1943.

L-R: S/Sgt Edwards, Swanson, Capt Griffin, 1Lt Effinger, Lt Taylor.
L-R: T/Sgt Eason, S/Sgt Henderson, T/Sgt Schwartz, S/Sgt Wiegand, S/Sgt Plummer.

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...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Eason

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
    13-Jun-42 Assigned as Engineer/Top Turret Gunner of B-17F 42-5434 [PU-J] "Lady Luck" 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The date of his arrival at Molesworth, UK nor the aircraft on which he arrived there could not be determined...

  • Samuel Edwards

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    13-Jun-42 Assigned as an Aerial Gunner on B-17 42-5434 [PU-J] "Lady Luck" 360BS, 303BG at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The date of his arrival at Molesworth, UK nor the aircraft on which he arrived there could not be determined from 303BG...

  • Lawrence Effinger

    Military | Captain | Navigator

  • Loyd Griffin

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    13-Jun-42 Assigned as Pilot of B-17F 42-5434 [PU-J] "Lady Luck" 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The date of his arrival at Molesworth, UK nor the aircraft on which he arrived there could not be determined from 303BG records....

  • Paul Henderson

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    13-Jun-42 Assigned as and Aerial Gunner of B-17F 42-5434 [PU-J] "Lady Luck" 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The date of his arrival at Molesworth, UK nor the aircraft on which he arrived there could not be determined from 303BG...

  • Robert Plummer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    13-Jun-42 Assigned as Ball Turrest Gunner of B-17F 42-5434 [PU-J] "Lady Luck" 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. Neither the date of his arrival at Molesworth, UK nor the aircraft on which he arrived there could not be determined...

  • Vernon Schwartz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    13-Jun-42 Assigned as Radio Operator of B-17F 42-5434 [PU-J] "Lady Luck" 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The date of his arrival at Molesworth, UK nor the aircraft on which he arrived there could not be determined from 303BG...

  • Walter Swanson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    13-Jun-42 Assigned as Co-Pilot of B-17F 42-5434 [PU-J] "Lady Luck" 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The date of his arrival at Molesworth, UK nor the aircraft on which he arrived there could not be determined from 303BG records....

  • Robert Taylor

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    13-Jun-42 Assigned as Bombardier of B-17F 42-5434 [PU-J] "Lady Luck" 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The date of his arrival at Molesworth, UK nor the aircraft on which he arrived there could not be determined from 303BG...

  • Lynwood Wiegand

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    13-Jun-42 Assigned as Tail Gunner of B-17F 42-5434 [PU-J] "Lady Luck" 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. Neither the date of his arrival at Molesworth, UK nor the aircraft on which he arrived there could not be determined from...

Aircraft

  • 42-5434 "BOB’S BOUDOIR", Lady Luck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/12/42; Morrison 6/2/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-J] Molesworth 6/3/43; crash landed Alresford, Hants., UK, 26/9/43 with Bob Cogswell [injured in crash], Co-pilot: Dallas Kendall, Navigator: Ed Cobb, Bombardier: Frank Kulesa, Flight...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2018 18:20:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32145154?terms=42-5434

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