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Lt Sheets and crew of the 427th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, beside a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. England, 7 December 1943.



  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb 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...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron


  • James Donnelly

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ernest Dubray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Gunner
    Completed 31 Combat missions from December 1943 to 24 June 1944

  • Lon Jackman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Jackman was an actor before he joined the USAAF in 1942. He served as a co-pilot aboard one of the four B-17 Flying Fortresses which buzzed the Yankee Stadium during the 1943 World Series. ...

  • Earl King

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner; Radio Operator
    Was a member of Sheets Crew for 22 missions and also flew 7 other missions with different pilots Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Clusters/DFC/EAME Ribbon

  • Lawrence Peacock

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Larry's Pilot was Bob Sheets-he often told about one mission when an incindiary bomb landed on the wing, they all got ready to bail out and just then the bomb felloff. They buzzed into Yankee Stadium on their way overseas and caused a scare. no one had...

  • Robert Sheets

    Military | Major | Pilot / Squadron Commanding Officer
    After attending the University of Oregon, Robert Sheets worked in the Philippine Islands for some time. He entered the services as a private in the armed forces and later transferred to the Air Corps as an aviation cadet. He graduated and received his...

  • Leonard Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME

  • Lee Souder

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer

  • Tom Sullens

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner

  • George Wallen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier


Date Contributor Update
05 April 2022 07:42:56 Emily Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

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