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"1st Lt. Wiley and crew of the 305th Bomb Group, are shown beside the B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Reich's Ruin'. 8 April 1944. England."

Rear L-R: Lt's Harold J Wiley, Dean Sanner , Steve Musolino , Gerald Kreske and Sgt Julian Wesley.

Front L-R: Crew Chief-Ground, Omer Van Huylenbroek, John Villalobos, Everett McKean , George Little and Sam Johnstone.



  • 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. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron


  • Samuel Johnston

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Crew completed 25 missions by 19 August 1943

  • Gerald Kreske

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Stephen Musolino


  • Dean Sanner


  • Julian Wesley


  • Harold Wiley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flew 29 missions over Germany, France etc. Plane was Reich's Ruin from Dec '43-March -44. Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Clusters/ DFC


  • 42-31480

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/11/43; Kearney 28/11/43; Gr Island 4/12/43; Romulus 5/12/43; Presque Is 10/12/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG Chelveston 27/12/43; transferred 401BG Deenethorpe 20/5/45; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South...


Date Contributor Update
13 October 2019 12:25:54 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2019 12:20:17 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations