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LEAD CREW (EISENHART CREW) 359TH BS, 303RD BG. 17 APR 1945
KNEELING LEFT TO RIGHT: 1Lt Lawrence Christensen (tail gunner - observer), 1Lt Louis T. Gennaro (Mickey navigator), T/Sgt Joseph Vieira (radio), T/Sgt Jon Barney Kreager (engineer), T/Sgt Rubin W. Belcher (waist gunner)
STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: Capt William E. Eisenhart (pilot), 2Lt Emerson E. Heller (copilot), Lt Frank Finlayson Forve (navigator), 2Lt Louis Fish (GH navigator), 1Lt Jasper C. Dodson (bombardier)

Connections

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

Aircraft

  • 44-8912

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/45; Hunter 3/3/45; Grenier 22/3/45; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-L] Thorpe Abbotts 14/3/45; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 2/1/46.

Missions

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
09 June 2021 00:42:35 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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