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"Crew of the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" "Yardbird Ii". 303rd Bomb Group, England. 15 May 1943."

Rear L-R: Kenneth C Hassler, Lewis E Lyle, Rictor H Auman, John W Farrar, Milton S Fonorow , Samuel H Anderson.

Front L-R: Frank W Bartlett, Paul H Prescott, Lincoln T O'Connell, Erick K. Lindewall, Joseph R Sunderlin.



  • Samuel Anderson

    Military | Captain | Lead Navigator
    17-Feb-42 Assigned as Navigator of B-17F #41-24579 [PU-F] at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 16-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth UK. He was despatched on 26 Operations - 25 credited. Served as a Lead Navigator on 23 of those missions. Completed a 25-Mission...

  • Rictor Auman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Frank Bartlett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    12-Feb-42 Assigned to 303BG as an Aerial Gunner at Arrived at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 12-Jun-42 Trained at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo New Mexico. 7-Aug-42 Finished Advanced training at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas. 24-Aug-42 transferred with Ground...

  • John Farrar

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Pilot of 42-5260 "Yardbird II" on 4-Apr-43. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Milton Fonorow

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    23-Jun-42 Assigned as Navigator of B-17F 41-24620 [PU-O] "Snap! Crackle! Pop!, 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo, New Mexico. 15-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard B-17F 41-24620. Mission participation (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) See Biography events

  • Kenneth Hassler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Erick Lindewall

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Lewis Lyle

    Military | General | Commanding Officer
    17-Feb-42 Assigned as a Pilot with 303BG/360BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 6-Mar-42 assigned as Pilot with crew of B-17F #41-24559 [PU-F] "Ooold Soljer", 303BG/360BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 12-Jun-42 through 7-Aug-42 He and his crew underwent...

  • Lincoln O'Connell

    Military | Master Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    23-Jun-42 Assigned as Tail Gunner on B-17F 41-24585 [PU-B], "Wulfe Hound", 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. 16-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth,UK aboard "Wulfe Hound". ...

  • Paul Prescott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner

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11 February 2021 14:59:00 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, person associations and aircraft associations