A bomber crew of the 306th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress. At the time of the photo in October 1943 the airmen were assigned to the 600th Bomb Squadron, 398th Bomb Group, they transferred to the 306th Bomb Group, 423rd Squadron (The Grim Reapers) on their arrival at Stattion111 Thurleigh in the UK in November 1943.
306th Bomb Group, 423rd Bomb Squadron. Blum, Morgan, Orlando and Brourman.
306th Bomb Group, 423rd Bomb Squadron. Mariani, Carlson and Morgan.
306th Bomb Group, 423rd Bomb Squadron. Orlando, Morgan, Blum & Mariani.
306th Bomb Group, 423rd Bomb Squadron. Morgan and Carlson. Beres and Yass. USAAF Station 111 Thurleigh
He flewon Ragnar Carlson crew. Reported to group on 28 Nov 1943. Completed 31 missions.
On Mar 22, hit by flak over Berlin; made it back to Osnabruck, hit hard by flack again. 5 enlisted crewmen in back, thinking we were going down and with no intercom, bailed out. The rest of us made it to the English coast and crash landed. On 24 Apr 1944, on mission to Oberpfaffenhofen, given credit for 1 ME-109. The 306th lost 10 planes that day, which tied the record for losses [according to Russell Strong's book].
DFM (2); AM (5); UC; others
Units served with
Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...
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