Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #42-5430 'Pappy', Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag 17B. Played saxophone and clarinet, and was leader of the Cardboard Theater Band while in the camp. Had to take part in the forced march to Branau, Austria.
POW, Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal
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 Cheyenne 8/12/42
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...
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