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)
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 | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
Flew 35 missions. Flew on Daub's crew, also flew with Edwards Crew
Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster;
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
Flew B-17 'Baltimore Bounce' #42-29894 on mission to Bremen Dec 13, 1943 which developed oxygen problems.
Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Moncur crew. ETD
Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret 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 | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
B-17 Flying Fortress
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...
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...