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Lead Crew (Shulstad Crew) 303rd BG. 27 April 1944
KNEELING LEFT TO RIGHT: S/Sgt Edward Keith Carter (engineer), T/Sgt Victor S. Kelley (radio), S/Sgt Robert I. McKenna (passenger), S/Sgt Louis William Considine (waist gunner), S/Sgt Ray T. Haman (waist gunner), S/Sgt Charles E. Gilmore (ball turret gunner)
STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: 2Lt Victor T. Gorecki (tail gunner - observ) Lt Leroy E. Daub (copilot), 1Lt William L. Hoover (bombardier),
Capt Louis M. Schulstad (pilot), 1Lt George R. Schoner (navigator)



  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb 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


  • Edward Carter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Louis Considine

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Flew 35 missions. Flew on Daub's crew, also flew with Edwards Crew Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster;

  • LeRoy Daub

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flew B-17 'Baltimore Bounce' #42-29894 on mission to Bremen Dec 13, 1943 which developed oxygen problems.

  • Charles Gilmore

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Victor Gorecki

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Moncur crew. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ray Haman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner

  • William Hoover

    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.

  • Victor Kelley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Robert Mckenna

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • George Schoner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

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  • 323

    27 April 1944
    From the diary of Lt. David W LeBlanc: " This afternoon we went to Nancy France and it turned out to be a bad day. We had #3 off the group leader. It wasn't very deep in France when #3 engine started running terribly rough so we feathered it. While...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
09 June 2021 00:01:35 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations