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Lead Crew (Eisenhart Crew) 303rd BG, 30 Aug 1944.
KNEELING LEFT TO RIGHT: T/Sgt Lyman E. Ela Jr (engineer), Sgt Joseph Vieira (radio), S/Sgt James V. Franceschini (waist gunner), T/Sgt James Roland Welch (ball turret gunner), S/Sgt Robert C. Umberger (right waist gunner)
STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: Capt William E. Eisenhart (pilot), Lt John W. "Bill" Reed (copilot), 1Lt Paul G. Hogan (navigator), 1Lt Everett Z.Randall (navigator), Lt George H. Nance (bombardier), 2Lt Herman L. Scheibman (tail gunner - observer)

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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

  • William Eisenhart

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 42 missions from Dec 1943 to April 1945. ...

  • Lyman Ela

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    B-17G # 42-97553 on a ferry flight from Gander, Newfoundland to Prestwick, Scotland on 20 Feb 1944, with one engine out, ran out of gas and crashed in Fontrel Bay, Co Donegal, Eire. RTD.

  • James Franceschini

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Paul Hogan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Nance

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 27 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Everett Randall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Reed

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Herman Scheibman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Umberger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    On 8 September 1944 I was flying with the 303rd Bomb Group on the group's 237th mission to Ludwigshaven, Germany. Flying about 28,000 feet above the North Sea near Holland we passed directly under two vapor trails going in the opposite direction. We...

  • Joseph Vieira

    Military | Master Sergeant | Radio Operator

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Aircraft

  • 42-31574 'OLE GEORGE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/11/43; Great Falls 24/11/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Fort Wayne 25/12/43; Wilmington 27/12/43; Presque Is 29/12/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-G] Molesworth 13/1/44; transferred 327BS/92BG Podington; Missing in Action Merzhausen 24/12/44,...

Missions

  • 590

    30 August 1944
    End of Operation Overlord. ...

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...

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Date Contributor Update
08 June 2021 22:31:13 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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