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306th Bomb Group, 423rd Bomb Squadron. Orlando, Carlson and Kester.

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Units

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 423rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ragnar Carlson

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Reported to group on 28 Nov 1943. Damaged by flak and later attacked by fighters on the return from a mission to Berlin on 22 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31524 crash-landed at Horsey Gap, Norfolk after four crewman baled out near Vechta, Germany. ...

  • Charles Kester

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Flew 18 1/2 missions [according obituary he was shot down on his 15th mission]. Damaged by flak and later attacked by fighters on the return from a mission to Berlin on 22 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31524 crash-landed at Horsey Gap, Norfolk after four crewman...

  • Nicholas Orlando

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Orlando flew on the Ragner Carlson crew. He reported to the 306th Bomb group on 21 Nov 1943. On his 15th mission on 22 March 1944, Orlando's aircraft B-17G #42-31524 was damaged by flak and was later attacked by fighters. Orlando and four other crew...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2020 15:34:18 general ira snapsorter Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Information provided by Richard Orlando, Nicholas Orlando's son, who has undertaken years of research into his father's service.

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