"Lt. Kenyon and crew of the 305th Bomb Group at their base In England. 7 Sept. 1943." - Seen here after ditching B-17 42-30004.
L-R: Lt Richard Lewis, Sgt Homer M Bagby, 2Lt Martin J Licursi, Unknown, Sgt Arthur Engleheart, T/Sgt Russell R Ahlgren, Sgt Paul F Chabula, Lt Elseworth P Kenyon, 2Lt Thomas H Davies, S/Sgt John H Lambert Jr.
2nd Lt Thomas H Davis :- Purple Heart award card. 305BG
Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. B-17 42-30004 ditched in Channel on 6-Sep-43. Returned to base.
Shot down 14-Oct-43 in B-17 42-30242 'Lallah-V III', Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 911
Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot / Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
B-17 #42-30004 ditched in Channel on 6 September 1943. Returned to base.
Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30242 'Lallah-V III', Prisoner of War (POW).
Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.
Units served with
Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945.
The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 2/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-B] Ridgewell 15/6/43 JANICE; transferred 305BG [WF-Q] Chelveston 22/8/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Ellsworth Kenyon, Co-pilot: Tom Davis, Navigator:...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 2/5/43; Gore 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-N] Chelveston 10/6/43; fitted with H2S equipment in trials at Burtonwood, UK; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ellsworth Kenyon, Co-pilot:...
Military site : airfield
Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...
||1943 – 14 October 1943
Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.
|Prisoner of War (POW)
||14 October 1943 – May 1945
Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.