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"Lt. Clifton and crew of the 360th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, beside the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Yardbird Ii'. England, 20 July 1943."

Rear L-R: Howard R Wright, David S Clifton, Herman C Currie, John L Garvey.

Front L-R: Carroll P Doss, Eugene D Morrison, John B Mitchell, Anthony Compo, Rodolfo A Villarreal, Jimmie E Jameson.



  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb 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...


  • David Clifton

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    DFC, air medal w 4/Oak Leaf Cluster; 2 military merit medals; EAME medal/Armed Forces Reserve Medal/National Defene Medal/ American Campaign Medal

  • Anthony Compo

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Herman Currie

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    18-Mar-43 First mission despatched on mission to Vegesack, Germany, a strongly fortified shipbuilding region as Bombardier of B-17F 42-5723, 303BG/360BS. The aircraft, piloted by 1LT Loyd D. Griffin, returned from mission with an excellent wheels up...

  • Carroll Doss

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    Prisoner of War (POW)

  • John Garvey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Jimmie Jameson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • John Mitchell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Assistant Engineer; Ball Turret Gunner
    Flew 35 missions from 3/26/44 to 6/14/44; crew pilot J. T. Williams. Only 4 missions accredited Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Cluster; DFC; Good Conduct; European Theater Ribbon and 2 bronze stars

  • Eugene Morrison

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Rodolfo Villarreall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner

  • Howard Wright

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator



Date Contributor Update
11 February 2021 15:09:22 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2021 15:08:25 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption and person associations