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William H Hinson

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  • William Hennigan

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Flew 30 missions within the 365th bomb squadron between october 1943 and may 1944.

  • Charles Lozenski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Armorer Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Charles Lozenski served as an aerial gunner with the 365th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Chelveston, England. Was on the Kane/Normand Crew 14/10/43 A/C #42-3412 1 of 2 planes to return out of 15 from the 305th that day.

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  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    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...

Aircraft

  • 42-31365

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Gr Island 13/11/43; Wilmington 26/11/43; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 1/1/44; force landed continent 30/11/44 ex-Merseburg; rep, ret 3/2/45; force landed cont 14/2/45 ex-Dresden; rep, ret 27/3/45; transferred 401BG Deenethorpe...

  • 42-31402

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/10/43; Gr Island 13/11/43; Nashville 29/11/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK- ] Chelveston 22/12/43; Missing in Action Saarbruken 11/5/44 with Alex Thomaides, Co-pilot: Bernard Controulis, Navigator: Foster Stolp, Flight engineer/top...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 171

    31 December 1943
    This mission is the last heavy bomber operation of 1943. 1943 had been a very "tough" year for the 8th Air Force in the European Theater of Operations (ETO). 23365 B-17s had been despatched on missions and 881 had Failed to Return (FTR) for a loss...

  • 8th Air Force 183

    14 January 1944
    This mission is a combined effort of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions to attack V-Weapon sites near the French coast near Pas-de-Calaise. Some targets of opportunity were also bombed. A total of 20 out of 21 V-Weapon sites are hit with varying results. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2019 02:26:40 CHARLIE B Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations
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AAF Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

305th Bomb Group Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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