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Crash of Jerry Jinx ( 41-24607) (B-17F)

Connections

Units

  • 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...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Irwin Blankenship

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    1-May-1942 Assigned as and Aerial Gunner of B-17F 41-24619 [GN-S] "S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 25-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "S-for-Sugar". Apparently he and the crew were re-assigned to B-17F 41-24607 [GN-W] ...

  • Jarold Byrom

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    1-May-1942 Assigned as Navigator of B-17F 41-24619 [GN-S] "S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 25-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "S-for-Sugar". Apparently he and the crew were re-assigned to B-17F 41-24607 [GN-W] "Jerry...

  • Luther Gross

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    1-May-1942 Assigned as and Aerial Gunner of B-17F #41-24619 [GN-S] "S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 25-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "S-for-Sugar". Apparently he and the crew were re-assigned to B-17F #41-24607 [GN-W] ...

  • Duke Hamilton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    1-May-1942 Assigned as Engineer/Top Turret Gunner of B-17F 41-24619 [GN-S] "S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 25-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "S-for-Sugar". Apparently he and the crew were re-assigned to B-17F 41-24607 ...

  • Victor Hand

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    1-May-42 Assigned as and Aerial Gunner of B-17 41-24619 [GN-S] "S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 25-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "S-for-Sugar". Apparently he and the crew were re-assigned to B-17 41-24607 [GN-W] "Jerry...

  • Donald Mayo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    1-May-42 Assigned as a Radio Operator with the 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. Apparently he was not asssigned permanently with a crew at that time. 303BG website records do not indicate when he arrived at Molesworth, UK or which aircraft he...

  • Roger Milford

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    15-Sep-42 Assigned as an Aerial Gunner with the 303BG/427BS at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas. Date of arrival at Molesworth, UK could not be definitely determined appoximately 22-Oct-42. He flew as a substitute Aerial Gunner on several 303BG/427BS...

  • Allan Mitchell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    1-May-1942 Assigned as Co Pilot of B-17F 41-24619 [GN-S] "S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 25-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "S-for-Sugar". Apparently he and the crew were re-assigned to B-17F 41-24607 [GN-W] "Jerry JinX...

  • Ehle Reber

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    1-May-1942 Assigned as Pilot of B-17F 41-24619 [GN-S] "S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 25-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "S-for-Sugar". Apparently he and his crew were re-assigned to B-17F 41-24607 [GN-W] "Jerry JinX",...

  • Robert Swindle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    1-May-1942 Assigned as Navigator of B-17F 41-24619 [GN-S] "S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 25-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "S-for-Sugar". Apparently he and the crew were re-assigned to B-17F 41-24607 [GN-W] "Jerry...

Aircraft

  • 41-24607 Jerry Jinx & What's Up Doc?

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24607 [GN-W] "Jerry JinX" was assigned 427BS/303BG at Bangor 24-Sep-42; Molesworth 25-Oct-42; Missing in Action 23-Jan-43 on a mission to bomb the port area and U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. Aircraft sustained damage from AA fire over the...

Locations

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2021 21:30:35 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56293613/ehle-h-reber

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