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LEAD CREW (EISENHART CREW) 359TH BS, 303RD BG. 24 MAR 1945
LEFT TO RIGHT: Capt Ralph L. Smith (bombardier), 1Lt Marvin Grady Richeson Jr (copilot), Capt William E. Eisenhart (pilot), Capt George H. Counts (navigator)

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

  • George Counts

    Military | Colonel | Navigator
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Eisenhart

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

  • Marvin Richeson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ralph Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 43-37537 Queen of Hearts

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; PFF aircraft transferred to 350BS/100BG [LN-T/Y] Thorpe Abbotts 30/5/44; transferred 359BS/303BG [BN-Q] Molesworth 7/6/44; Returned to the USA Walnut Ridge 10/1/46. QUEEN OF HEARTS.

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 01:29:05 acbernstein1 Changes to mission associations
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Date Contributor Update
09 June 2021 01:24:39 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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