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LEAD CREW, COLE CREW, BERLIN 6, MAR 1944
KNEELING LEFT TO RIGHT: T/Sgt Lloyd C. Mouser (radio), S/Sgt Patrick N. McCauley (ball turret gunner), S/Sgt Joseph E. Robichaud (tail gunner ), T/Sgt Kurt J. Hermann II (left waist gunner), T/Sgt John C. Mayhugh (engineer)
STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: 1Lt Robert H. Halpin (tail gunner - observ), 1Lt Richard R. Bowen (bombardier), Maj Richard H. Cole (pilot), 1Lt Thomas J. Quinn (copilot)

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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...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard Bowen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Richard Cole

    Military | Colonel | Squadron Commander
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 44 x missions. ...

  • Robert Halpin

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot / Pilot
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions, 19 x as lead ship tailgunner/ observer, 5 x as co-pilot and 5 x as pilot. Moved through ranks from F/O to 2Lt to 1Lt as pilot. ...

  • Kurt Hermann

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • John Mayhugh

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer

  • Patrick McCauley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Lloyd Mouser

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Thomas Quinn

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 35 sorties between 16-Sep-43 to 22-May-44. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Robichaud

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

Aircraft

  • 42-39875

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 27/9/43; Gr Island 26/10/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-N] Molesworth 14/1/44, 427BS [GN-N]; battle damaged Cologne 10/1/45 with Grafton Smith, Melvin Alderman, D.L. Massingill, George Parker, Ray Miller, Albt Dussliere, Melvin...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 250

    6 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in...

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
08 June 2021 19:03:35 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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