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John Stephen Proffitt Jr

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38608 Lucille

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/8/44; Lincoln 2/9/44; Grenier 6/9/44; Assigned 94BG Rougham 8/9/44; transferred 359BS/303BG [BN-E] Molesworth 23/10/44; 360BS [PU-C]; 457BG Glatton 26/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas...

Missions

  • 702

    5 November 1944

  • 704

    6 November 1944

  • 707

    9 November 1944

  • 709

    10 November 1944

  • 712

    11 November 1944

  • 715

    16 November 1944

  • 722

    23 November 1944

  • 725

    26 November 1944

  • 729

    29 November 1944

  • 731

    30 November 1944

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Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Richmond, Virginia 16 September 1923

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2017 17:20:58 hortonbp Changes to media associations
Sources

Added picture

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2017 16:06:26 hortonbp Changes to place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Mission Reports on the 303rd Bomb Group Website

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / daughter: Bonnie Proffitt Horton,

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