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"Lead crew on a bombing mission to Amiens, France, pose in front of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. 303rd Bomb Group, England. 15 August 1943."

Rear L-R: 1Lt Howard R Wright, 2Lt John L Garvey Jr, 1Lt Jack B Fawcett, Maj Lewis E Lyle Jr, Col Julius K Lacey, Capt David S Clifton.
Front L-R: T/Sgt Eugene D Morrison, S/Sgt Rodolfo A Villareal, S/Sgt Jimmie E Jameson, S/Sgt Anthony Compo, S/Sgt John B Mitchell, T/Sgt Carroll P. "C.P." Doss.



  • 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...


  • David Clifton

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    DFC, air medal w 4/Oak Leaf Cluster; 2 military merit medals; EAME medal/Armed Forces Reserve Medal/National Defene Medal/ American Campaign Medal

  • Anthony Compo

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Carroll Doss

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Jack Fawcett

    Military | Captain | Bombardier
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Garvey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Jimmie Jameson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Julius Lacey

    Military | Major General | Commanding Officer
    Commanding officer 384th Bomb Group from 6-Sep-43 to 23-Nov-43 then was given command of the 94th Combat Bomb wing. ...

  • Lewis Lyle

    Military | General | Commanding Officer
    17-Feb-42 Assigned as a Pilot with 303BG/360BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 6-Mar-42 assigned as Pilot with crew of B-17F #41-24559 [PU-F] "Ooold Soljer", 303BG/360BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 12-Jun-42 through 7-Aug-42 He and his crew underwent...

  • John Mitchell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Assistant Engineer; Ball Turret Gunner
    Flew 35 missions from 3/26/44 to 6/14/44; crew pilot J. T. Williams. Only 4 missions accredited Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Cluster; DFC; Good Conduct; European Theater Ribbon and 2 bronze stars

  • Eugene Morrison

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

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Date Contributor Update
02 April 2018 18:41:23 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations