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A bomber crew of the 303rd Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Hell's Angels". Passed for publication 18 Jul 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Crew Of "Hell's Angels". Photo Shows:- The crew of the Flying Fortress bomber "Hell's Angels" - left to right (standing) Lieut. Joy, co-pilot of former crew and now temporary pilot of new crew; Lieut. W.J. Monahan, of Dorchester, Mass, new pilot; Lieut. Martin L. Clark, co-pilot, of Dallas, Texas; Lieut. William P. Maher of Manchester, N.H., navigator; Lieut. Walter Hargrove of Billings, Montana, the bombardier; T/Sgt. Marion D. Ignaczewski of Camden, New Jersey, engineer. (Front row) - T/Sgt. Frank Kimotek of Campbell, Ohio, radio; St/Sgt. Walter Gassen of Amherst, Ohio, asst. engineer; St/Sgt. Alfred R. Buinicky of Claremont, N.H.; Si/Sgt.[St/Sgt.?] James H. Comer Jr. of Short Beach, Connecticut, waist gunner; St/Sgt. David Miller of Quick Sand, Kentucky, the tail gunner. SEA July 16th 1943 PN.' On reverse: Planet News Ltd and US Army Press Censor ETO [Stamps].

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Alfred Buinicky

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Alfred Buinicky was a bench worker in a machine shop in Claremont, New Hampshire when he enlisted in August 1942. Sent overseas, he was assigned as a Ball Turret Gunner in the 303rd Bomb Group/358th Bomb Squadron in England. Shot down 31 August 1943 in...

  • Martin Clark

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • James Comer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    S/Sgt James Comer Jr was Left Waist Gunner on B-17 "Augerhead" # 42-29635 of 303rd Bomb Group/358th Bomb Squadron when it was shot down on the 31 August mission to the Amiens/Glisy airfield. Prisoner of War (POW) - Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 470.

  • Walter Gasser

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Walter Gasser

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 14 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Amiens-Glisy, France in B-17 42-29635 'Augerhead' on 31-Aug-43; Flak hits slowed ship down then enemy aircraft struck. Crashed Northeast of Dieppe, France....

  • Walter Hargrove

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Amiens-Glisy, France in B-17 42-29635 'Augerhead' on 31-Aug-43; Flak hits slowed ship down then enemy aircraft struck. Crashed Northeast of Dieppe, France. Evaded capture (EVD)....

  • Marion Ignaczewski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    Marion Ignaczewski was an Engineer in the 303rd Bomb Group/358th Bomb Squadron. He flew missions on the William Monahan crew, but was not flying with his Pilot when Monahan's B-17 "Augerhead" #42-29635 was shot down on 31 August 1943. It is possible...

  • Frank Kimotek

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x combat missions. Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Amiens-Glisy, France in B-17 42-29635 'Augerhead' on 31-Aug-43; Flak hits slowed ship down then enemy aircraft struck....

  • William Maher

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    Born in 1915 in New Hampshire, William Maher was working for the Manchester City Street Railway Company as a bus repairer in 1940. He enlisted in April 1942 and was sent overseas. Assigned to the 303rd Bomb Group/358th Bomb Squadron in England. Shot...

  • David Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Amiens-Glisy, France in B-17 42-29635 'Augerhead' on 31-Aug-43; Flak hits slowed ship down then enemy aircraft struck. Crashed Northeast of Dieppe, France....

Aircraft

  • 41-24577 Hell's Angels

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24577 "Hells Angels" was assigned to 358BS/303BG [VK-D] Bangor 14-Oct-42; arrived at Molesworth 24-Oct-42; in landing accident with Irl E. Baldwin 26-Apr-43; slated to RAF 100 Squadron, but retained by 803rd BS ATD (American Training...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2018 19:58:33 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and person associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/48253747?terms=41-24577

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 13:29:47 PhillWray Changes to person associations
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Associated Freeman Collection image from caption informatin Martin L. Clark.

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 13:27:29 PhillWray Changes to person associations
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Associated Freeman Collection image from caption information Alfred R. Buinicky.

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 13:18:24 PhillWray Changes to person associations
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Associated Freeman Collection image from caption information Frank Kimotek.

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 13:14:36 PhillWray Changes to person associations
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Associated Freeman Collection image from caption information Walter Hargrove

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 13:11:47 PhillWray Changes to person associations
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Associated Freeman Collection image from caption information William P. Maher.

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 13:04:20 PhillWray Changes to person associations
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Associated Freeman image from caption information to Marion D. Ignaczewski.

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 13:00:37 Emily Changes to caption and place associations
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FRE 4211

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:46:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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