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Thomas N Kelly


Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Whitlock's crew. 30 x missions, 13 x with Whitlock. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Garland Whitlock

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 missions completed by 9-Nov-44. ETD Awards: AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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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


  • 42-102484 HELLER'S ANGEL

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/3/44; Gr Island 11/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-K] Molesworth 23/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 21/11/44 with Arthur Chance, Bob Johnson, Ralph Coykendall, Elmer Menasco, Albt Miller, Leo Torre (6 Prisoner of...

  • 42-97557 "Mercy's Madhouse"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/12/43; 1SAG Langley 12/1/44; Mitchell 15/1/44; Assigned 482BG (H2X) Alconbury 5/2/44; transferred 422NLS/305BG [JJ-S] Chelveston 20/3/44; 544BS/384BG [SU-X] Grafton Underwood 4/8/44; 358BS/303BG [VK-X] Molesworth 8/44; landing...

  • 44-8125

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 16/6/44; Langley 19/7/44; Grenier 3/8/44; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-Y] Molesworth 5/8/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/5/46. SPARKY.

  • 44-8137

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 18/6/44; Langley 23/7/44; Grenier 11/8/44; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-Z] Molesworth 26/8/44; Missing in Action Aschaffenburg 21/1/45 with Dick Duffield, Dick Cambron, Gene Shipp, Tom Wilson, Ray Levine, Don Christ, Phil Hensel, John...


  • 558

    17 August 1944

  • 571

    25 August 1944

  • 644

    21 September 1944

  • 8th Air Force 650

    27 September 1944
    This mission is conducted by three elements against industrial targets, an oil refinery and an aircraft factory in Germany. A total of 1,192 heavy bombers are dispatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions: ...

  • 689

    26 October 1944

  • 754

    18 December 1944

  • 811

    29 January 1945

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    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...


Event Location Date
Based Molesworth July 1944 – January 1945

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
23 January 2019 19:36:32 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:05 AAM AAM ingest

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