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His Gun Blazes in Raid Over Tunis

Calm, but with determined accuracy, waist-gunner Robert L. Doremus controls his blazing gun as he directs fire at enemy planes. This action took place when Flying Fortresses accompanied by the deadly P-38s bombed Tunis in one of the biggest air raids on the Tunisian front. Twenty-year-old Doremus of Henrietta, Okla., hero of the operation, kept his guns going all the time.



  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...


  • Robert Doremus

    Military | Chief Master Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 352BS, 301BG, 8AF USAAF. Waist Gunner aboard B-17 41-24352 'Holey Joe', 1942-43. Retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant in the 1960's. ...


  • 41-24352 Holey Joe

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 352BS/301BG Chelveston 7/42; Tafaraoui 24/11/42; crash landed Mateur 9/5/43 40m with George Peabody; flak damage 6/11/43; Returned to the USA 22/10/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 31/10/45....


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12 September 2021 16:44:04 jmchristel Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

Madison County Leader, 18 March 1943