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Noel Shoup crew.

Rear L-R: Ben Bragg, Robert Gribble, Nick Asvestos, Donald Harrison, Harry Ross, William Hostetter.

Front L-R: Byron Clark, James Litherland, Noel Shoup, Walter Ulbricht.

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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...

People

  • Nick Asvestos

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bois-Coquered in B-17F 42-5306; Shot down by flak and crashed SW of Abbeville 28-Feb-44. EVD. MACR 2863 Awards: AM, BSM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ben Bragg

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bois-Coquered in B-17F 42-5306; Shot down by flak and crashed SW of Abbeville 28-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2863 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Byron Clark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 x combat missions. On 26-Nov-43 mission to Bremen, B-17 42-5177 'Fast Worker Mk II' was attacked by Me109 and made emergency landing at Attlebridge, Norfolk. RTD. ...

  • Robert Gribble

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bois-Coquered in B-17F 42-5306; Shot down by flak and crashed SW of Abbeville 28-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2863 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Donald Harrison

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 14 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bois-Coquered in B-17F 42-5306; Shot down by flak and crashed SW of Abbeville 28-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2863 Awards: AM, PH

  • William Hostetter

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bois-Coquered in B-17F 42-5306; Shot down by flak and crashed SW of Abbeville 28-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2863 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • James Litherland

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bois-Coquered in B-17F 42-5306; Shot down by flak and crashed SW of Abbeville 28-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2863 Awards: AM (OLC), PH

  • Harry Ross

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. 11-Feb-44, brakes failed on landing at RAF Shoreham, Sussex, overshooting the runway and hitting a guard shack in B-17G 42-31314 'Scorchy'. RTD. Mission target was Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ...

  • Noel Shoup

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bois-Coquered in B-17F 42-5306; Shot down by flak and crashed SW of Abbeville 28-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2863 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH

  • Walter Ulbricht

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: BSM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2022 20:32:08 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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