Lt. Mack and crew of the 303rd Bomb Group based In England. 22 July 1943.
Rear L-R: S/Sgt Andrew C Peterson [Ball], S/Sgt Joseph J Biernacki [Tail], T/Sgt Salvatore J Cicinelli [Radio], T/Sgt Daniel T Deitch [Eng/Top], S/Sgt Carl C Stewart [L Waist].
Front L-R: 2Lt Ragnar Barhaug [Co], 1Lt David W Mack [P], 2Lt Charles J Cox [Bomb], 2Lt Roland M Smith [Nav].
NARA Ref 342-FH-3A10445-61820AC.
Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x missions (first on 1-May-43). Shot down 25 June 1943 in B-17 42-5382 'The Witch's Tit. ' Prisoner of War (POW).
Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.
Units served with
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 26/11/42; Berry 31/12/42; Morrison 6/2/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-E] Molesworth 25/2/43; 15 x missions; Missing in Action Wangerooge Is, Holl. 25/6/43 with Dave Mack, Co-pilot: Ragnar Barhuag, Navigator: Roland Smith, Bombardier:...
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...
||31 July 1916
||1943 – 25 June 1943
Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.
||25 June 1943
Shot down 25 June 1943 in B-17 42-5382 'The Witch's Tit. ' Prisoner of War (POW).
|Prisoner of War (POW)
||25 June 1943 – May 1945
Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.
||3 December 1981