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"Major Shumake and Captain Gamble with lead crew on bombing mission to Dijon-Longvic, France, beside a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. 358th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, England. 6 February 1944."

Rear L-R: Capt Jack B. Fawcett, Maj Glyn F Shumake, Capt Donald Gamble, Capt Norman Nels Jacobsen, 1Lt Hobart H Steely

Front L-R: S/Sgt Francis H Stender, S/Sgt Norvile Vaughn, S/Sgt David L Wilson, T/Sgt Hugh N Bland, S/Sgt Norman M Clark, T/Sgt Richard G Scharch



  • 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


  • Hugh Bland

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Norman Clark

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down by fighters prior to the IP and crashed WSW of Dinant, Belgium on a mission to Frankfurt am Main, GR on 2 Mar 1944 in B-17G 42-97509 'Old Hickory'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2864 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jack Fawcett

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

  • Donald Gamble

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Norman Jacobsen

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Scharch

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner/Radioman
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Glynn Shumake

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot; Airplane Commander
    Had no assigned combat crew. Flew 35 combat missions. On last mission was hit by flak and crash landed. Immediately captured by German troops and became Prisoner of War (POW). this was 30 Mar '45. Was appointed 358th Operations Officer in 1942 and...

  • Hobart Steely

    Military | First Lieutenant | 1034 Navigator
    Hobart H. Steely, Navigator, was assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943, James B. Tayor Crew. 28 x combat missions. He did not fly any combat missions with the 384th Bomb Group...

  • Francis Stender

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. Awards: BSM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Norville Vaughn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

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Date Contributor Update
15 January 2019 16:27:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations