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306th Bomb Group, 423rd Bomb Squadron. Morgan and Carlson. Beres and Yass. USAAF Station 111 Thurleigh

Connections

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

  • Robert Beres

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    He flew on Ragnar Carlson crew. Reported to group on 28 Nov 1943. Completed tour on 26 Jun 1944. AM 2OLC, DFC,

  • 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. ...

  • William Morgan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Pilot, Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
    He flewon Ragnar Carlson crew. Reported to group on 28 Nov 1943. Completed 31 missions. ...

  • Kenneth Yass

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flew 31 missions. 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. RTD. He flew on R. L....

Locations

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2020 15:58:36 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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