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Robert F Jaouen


10/14/43 on return from Schweinfurt mission, with B-17 #42-5482 'Cat O'Nine Tails' running out of fuel landed at Bedfordshire. Crew returned.


Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb 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


  • 42-5482 Cat O'Nine Tails

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; Brookley 1/2/43; Homestead 14/2/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-W] Molesworth 6/3/43; sustained flak damage over Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ambrose Grant, Co-pilot: Franklin Ball, Navigator: Jim Berger,...


Date Contributor Update
20 September 2021 18:35:48 jmoore43 Changes to nickname and biography

Copied the "Summary biography" from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so the dup person can be deleted.
Removed the "Possible DUPLICATE" flag in the Nickname field, merged all data fields and then removed the duplicate person.

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2021 00:28:17 jmoore43 Changes to nickname

Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2020 18:29:43 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added a connection to the A/C #42-5482 "Cat O'Nine Tails" per info in the book "Half a Wing, Three Engines And a Prayer" by "Brian D. O’Neill" on page 141.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:25 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /