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  • 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...

People

  • James Fowler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Frankfurt on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G 42-39786 'G. I. Sheets'. Prisoner of War (POW).

Aircraft

  • 42-39786 G. I. Sheets

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/8/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-R] Molesworth 18/10/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with Jim Fowler, Bombardier: Alvin Taylor Wounded in Action, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Curtis Finley, Radio Operator: Don...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 198

    29 January 1944
    The primary target for this mission was the railroad marshalling yards and industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. A combined force of 863 heavy bombers were despatched in three elements to make the attack. The combined bomber gunner claims on enemy...

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Date Contributor Update
29 January 2020 08:57:33 Fran Created entry with unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Picture gived by my great aunt "Eugénie LAMBERT" member of the Belgian resistance and of the "Comet line". She housed james fowler and maybe other crew member after they plane was shot down and landed in "Solre-Saint-Géry Belgium"

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