IWM catalogue record
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Staff Sergeant Richard C Grimm, of the 358th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '1943. S/Sgt. Richard C. Grimm, 358th Bomb Sq., 303rd Bomb Gp(H), Molesworth.'
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...
Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...
Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
Flew 35 missions. He flew 6 missions with the 303rd from 24 July 1943 to 19 August 1943. These missions were centred in Heroya, Norway. Then he flew 29 missions with the 306th BG/367th BS from 19 Feb 1945 to 11 April 1945. These missions saw Richard...
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...