Lead Crew, (Cole Crew) 4 may 1944, Berlin
KNEELING LEFT TO RIGHT: S/Sgt William A. Strobel (waist gunner), S/Sgt William Chraniuk (ball turret gunner), S/Sgt Frank Zayas Cueto (waist gunner), T/Sgt Donald Bumgarner (engineer), T/Sgt Chester W. Greenhalgh (radio)
STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: 2Lt Victor T. Gorecki (tail gunner - observ), 2Lt William L. Hoover (bombardier), Maj Richard H. Cole (pilot), 1Lt Thomas J. Quinn (copilot), 1Lt George R. Schoner (navigator)
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...
Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
Military | Colonel | Squadron Commander
Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 44 x missions.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Goolsby crew. 30 x combat missions. ETD
Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Moncur crew. ETD
Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner
Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Signed up for second tour. 44 x missions. End Tour Duty (ETD).
Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
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.
Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
B-17 Flying Fortress
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...