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"Brig General Robert F Travis 303rd Bomb Group, beside B-17 'The 8 Ball'. England 11-Jan-44."



  • 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...


  • Robert Travis

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


  • 41-24581 The '8' Ball

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24581 "The '8' Ball" was assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-O] with its crew on 1-Jul-42 at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. The aircraft and crew were sent to Dow Field Bangor, Maine on 4-Oct-42 to prepare for overseas deployment; Molesworth...


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12 March 2018 19:51:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations