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"Brigadier General Robert Travis with lead crew on a bombing mission to Nantes, France, pose in front of the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress". 303rd Bomb Group, England. 16 September 1943."

Rear L-R: 2Lt George E Wright, Brig Gen Robert F Travis, Maj Kirk R Mitchell, 1Lt Reinaldo Jose Saiz, 1Lt Paul W Scroggins, 1Lt Richard E McElwain.

Front L-R: S/Sgt Robert R Humphreys, S/Sgt Angelo L Longo, T/Sgt Joseph E Scheuerer, Sgt A.J. Hamilton.

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Units

  • 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

    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...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron

People

  • A Hamilton

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    Flew on 'Winning Run' a B-17 that crash landed after all 4 engines gave out, while returning from raid on Stuttgart on 6 Sept 43. It ran out of fuel. Many of the other B-17's were low on fuel that day, 10 out of 19. This particular plane was written up...

  • Robert Humphreys

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Angelo Longo

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Flew on 'Winning Run', a B-17 that crash landed after all 4 engines gave out while returning from raid on Stuttgart on 6 Sept 43. It ran out of fuel. Many of the other B-17's were low on fuel that day, 10 out of 19. This particular plane was written up...

  • Richard McElwain

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 22+ x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kirk Mitchell

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Kirk Mitchell served as a pilot with the 358th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Molesworth, England.

  • Reinaldo Saiz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    10-Jul-42 Assigned as Bombardier of B-17F #41-24567 [PU-J] "Beats Me", 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Amaogordo, New Mexico, with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. 16-Oct-42 Arrived as Molesworth, UK aboard "Beats Me". Flew 26 Missions and completed his...

  • Joseph Scheuerer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Travis

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

  • George Wright

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

Aircraft

  • 42-29931 Satan's Workshop

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/3/43; Casper 28/3/43; Tinker 10/4/43; Memphis 16/4/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD- ] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43 JAYBIRD; transferred 360BS/303BG [PU-L] Molesworth 13/7/43; Missing in Action Bernburg 22/2/44 with George Underwood, Co...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 May 2019 12:37:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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