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"England - Brig General Robert F Travis, Savanna, GA Combat wing commander, addresses men of the 379th Bomb Group."

The signature covered Fortress, centrestage, is 41-24577 'Hells Angels' 358BS, 303BG, 8AF. Prior to 'Hells Angels' departing for the ZI on a war bonds tour. Amongst the crowd is Colonel Kermit D Stevens C/O 303BG [3rd left from Brig Gen Robert F Travis ].



  • 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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron


  • Kermit Stevens

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer; Pilot
    Stationed in Savannah when 8th AF formed; Commanding Officer 303rd BG from 19-Jul-43 to 1-Sep-44; led first daylight bombing mission over Norway SS/ DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Robert Travis

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding Officer
    Robert was Commander of 41st CBW composed of 303rd, 384th, and the 379th BG. ...


  • 41-24577 Hell's Angels

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24577 "Hells Angels" was assigned to 358BS/303BG [VK-D] Bangor 14-Oct-42; arrived at Molesworth 24-Oct-42; in landing accident with Irl E. Baldwin 26-Apr-43; slated to RAF 100 Squadron, but retained by 803rd BS ATD (American Training...


Date Contributor Update
07 March 2018 14:14:17 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations