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"Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" nicknamed "Yankee Doodle Dandy". 303rd Bomb Group, England. 4 April 1944."

Names / Hometowns adorn the nose:
Emil R 'Red' Rees, San Antonio, Texas; Les Peer, Premont, Texas; PFC Gabriel Nunes, Brooklyn, NY; Hugo A Jarret, Rhodes Island; Cpl Lawrence E 'Larry' Johnson, Kane, PA; Sgt Theodore J Knauff, Ellwood City, PA; Ray Mentrasti, Bronx, NY.



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    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...

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    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/11/42; Saline 15/12/42; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-J] Molesworth 1/2/43; landing accident with Bob O’Connor 31/5/43; battle damaged over Oschersleben 11/1/44 with John Henderson, Co-pilot: Walter Ames, Navigator: Warren Wiggins,...


Date Contributor Update
28 April 2019 14:27:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations