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Lt Crockatt and crew of the 360th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, beside Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Shangrila Lil'. England, 12 Aug. 1943.

Rear L-R: 2Lt William Cramsie, 2Lt George Crockatt, 2Lt Israel Millner, 2Lt Meran Barsam.

Front L-R: S/Sgt Benjamin Clarke, S/Sgt Eugene Williams, S/Sgt James Burke, T/Sgt Allen Jaynes, Sgt Eddie Homer, T/Sgt Morris Tepper.

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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

  • Meran Barsam

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Watten in B-17 42-29754 'Shangri-La Lil'. Flak hit in bomb bay, exploded and crashed at St Omer, near Merville, France. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 405 Awards: AM, PH (OLC).

  • James Burke

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Watten in B-17 42-29754 'Shangri-La Lil'. Flak hit in bomb bay, exploded and crashed at St Omer, near Merville, France. 27-Aug-43 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 405. ...

  • Benjamin Clarke

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner / Right Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-29754 'Shangri-La Lil'. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME. See more at: http://www.303rdbg.com/360crockett.html

  • William Cramsie

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Watten in B-17 42-29754 'Shangri-La Lil'. Flak hit in bomb bay, exploded and crashed at St Omer, near Merville, France. 27-Aug-43 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 405. Awards: PH.

  • George Crockett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 6 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Watten in B-17 42-29754 'Shangri-La Lil'. Flak hit in bomb bay, exploded and crashed at St Omer, near Merville, France. 27-Aug-43 POW MACR 405. ...

  • Eddie Homer

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Watten in B-17 42-29754 'Shangri-La Lil'. Flak hit in bomb bay, exploded and crashed at St Omer, near Merville, France. 27-Aug-43 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 405. ...

  • Allen Jaynes

    Military | Master Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Watten in B-17 42-29754 'Shangri-La Lil'. Flak hit in bomb bay, exploded and crashed at St Omer, near Merville, France. 27-Aug-43 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 405. ...

  • Israel Millner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 7 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Watten in B-17 42-29754 'Shangri-La Lil'. Flak hit in bomb bay, exploded and crashed at St Omer, near Merville, France. 27-Aug-43 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 405. ...

  • Morris Tepper

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Watten in B-17 42-29754 'Shangri-La Lil'. Flak hit in bomb bay, exploded and crashed at St Omer, near Merville, France. 27-Aug-43 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 405. Awards: PH.

  • Eugene Williams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 6 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Watten in B-17 42-29754 'Shangri-La Lil'. Flak hit in bomb bay, exploded and crashed at St Omer, near Merville, France. 27-Aug-43 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 405. ...

Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2018 11:35:37 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
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Date Contributor Update
04 February 2018 11:19:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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