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Capt. Jack Watson - M/Sgt Tom Harrelson - Capt. Charles Armstrong

[photo from the Peter M. Curry Collection]

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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Armstrong

    Military | Captain | Bombardier
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Thomas Harrelson

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew Chief

  • Jack Watson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    On the big raid of Jan 11, 1944, known as 'Black Tuesday' Lt. Watson's plane was badly shot up and on fire. He ordered the crew to bail out while still over land. After they got out he discovered that he was now over water and decided to try and get...

Aircraft

  • 42-102453

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-J] Molesworth 30/4/44; on return from mission 25/7/44 with Oliver Larson, Co-pilot: George Kersting, Navigator: John Gard, Bombardier: Jim Morrison, Flight engineer...

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
10 May 2021 23:16:07 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

www.303rdbg.com
[photo from the Peter M. Curry Collection]

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