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Ragnar L Carlson


Reported to group on 28 Nov 1943. Damaged by flak and later attacked by fighters on the return from a mission to Berlin on 22 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31524 crash-landed at Horsey Gap, Norfolk after four crewman baled out near Vechta, Germany.




  • Nicholas Orlando

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Orlando flew on the Ragner Carlson crew. He reported to the 306th Bomb group on 21 Nov 1943. On his 15th mission on 22 March 1944, Orlando's aircraft B-17G #42-31524 was damaged by flak and was later attacked by fighters. Orlando and four other crew...

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  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 423rd Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date
Died 21 April 1984
Buried Newport, Oregon


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:43 AAM AAM ingest

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, MACR 434 [crewmen that bailed out], KU 682A Report [crewmen that bailed out], 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, First Over Germany pg. 2 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /