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"Lead crew on bombing mission to Kiel, Germany, pose in front of Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Jersey Bounce'. 303rd Bomb Group, England. 19 May 1943."

Rear L-R: S/Sgt Emile V Bitter Jr, Capt Paul G Moore, 1Lt William J Anderson, Capt Kirk R Mitchell, 1Lt Richard R Hopper, Capt Robert J Nolan.
Front L-R: T/Sgt Roy J Hively, S/Sgt James Patton Goff, S/Sgt Frank M Mathews, S/Sgt Allerton F Meddaugh, T/Sgt Milton Hamill.



  • 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

    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...


  • William Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    William Anderson, worked as a bank clerk in New York before the war. He lived with his parents at 49 Garden Street, Roslyn Heights, NY. As of 20 April 1943, he had navigated his plane in 17 raids. This has gained him the Air Medal and 2 Clusters at the...

  • Emile Bitter

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner

  • James Goff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    James Goff served as a tail gunner with the 358th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Molesworth, England.

  • Milton Hamill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner

  • Roy Hively

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner

  • Richard Hopper

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Frank Mathews

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Allerton Meddaugh

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kirk Mitchell

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Kirk Mitchell served as a pilot with the 358th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Molesworth, England.

  • Paul Moore

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    25-Feb-42 Assigned as a Navigator the 303BG/359BS at Pendleton Field, Oregon. He became a Lead Navigator with 360BS and served in that capacity on several aircraft of the 360BS. Flew on 16 credited missions and flew his last mission on 21-May-43. ...

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  • 41-24539 Jersey Bounce

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-K] Kellogg Fd 15/9/42; Molesworth 16/10/42; CCRC Bovingdon 27/7/43; 384BG Grafton Underwood 22/9/43; Salvaged NBD 31/5/45. JERSEY BOUNCE.


Date Contributor Update
07 March 2018 09:32:37 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations