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William J Huston

Military

15 Oct 1943 a/c accident on return from mission in 'Thumper Again' B17#42-5393.

Service

People

  • Amon Earhart

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. 10-Dec-43 took off from Molesworth on slow timing flight in B-17 42-37757. Landing gear failed upon approach so wheels-up landing made on grass. RTD. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lewis Schulstad

    Military | Colonel | Squadron Adjutant; Pilot; Group Operations Officer | 303rd Bomb Group
    Enlisted in the Army May 23, 1939. Retired December 1965 as an Air Force Colonel. ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    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...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29931 Satan's Workshop

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/3/43; Casper 28/3/43; Tinker 10/4/43; Memphis 16/4/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD- ] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43 JAYBIRD; transferred 360BS/303BG [PU-L] Molesworth 13/7/43; Missing in Action Bernburg 22/2/44 with George Underwood, Co...

  • 42-5393 'Just For Laughs' aka 'Little Woman' aka 'Thumper Again'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 29/11/42; Morrison 6/2/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-G] Molesworth 25/2/43; took off from RAF Kenley following previous day’s raid, but involved in landing accident at RAF North Luffenham after getting lost en route to base 15/10/43;...

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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2018 14:27:07 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
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Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2018 14:23:03 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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Key Image ID.

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFS Vol. I p. 343

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