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"Maj. Gen. Robert B. Williams, Albany, Tex, Division Commander, Saying Goodbye."

Background B-17 is 42-31239.



  • 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


  • Robert Williams

    Military | Major General | Aerial Observer, Commander
    Born: Albany, Texas, 9 November 1901. Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M University, 1923. Commissioned: ROTC 6 June 1923 Commander, 1st Bomb Division July 1943 to 22 October 1944. Retired 30 June 1946.


  • 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...

  • 42-31239

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/10/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; Nashville 29/10/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-N] Molesworth 18/11/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 24/2/44 with Marshall Smith, Co-pilot: Francis Palecek, Bombardier: Ed Troy, Flight engineer/top turret...


Date Contributor Update
07 March 2018 17:22:50 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2018 17:21:01 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations