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Chester Eugene Flick

Military

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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  • John Abeyta

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Walter Curley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Eberly

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer / Top Turret | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 35 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harvey Forry

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102411

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Cheyenne 1/3/44; Hunter 21/3/44; Grenier 10/4/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-Y/P] Molesworth 30/4/44; battle damaged Berlin 18/3/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 28/3/45. MISS LACE.

  • 42-39885

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/9/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-Z] Molesworth 30/12/43; transferred 750BS/457BG [Q] Glatton 22/5/45; then 351BG Polebrook 29/5/45; 134m, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

  • 42-97391

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/2/44; Billings 2/3/44; Kearney 12/3/44; Dow Fd 5/7/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-R] Molesworth 22/4/44; battle damaged Lepizig 29/6/44 with Chester Flick, Co-pilot: John Schwolow, Navigator: Weyman Tow, Bombardier: Otto Johnson,...

Missions

  • 394

    6 June 1944
    D-Day. Start of Operation Overlord.

  • 414

    15 June 1944

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Armstrong County, PA 24 May 1919
Enlisted Baltimore, MD, USA 19 May 1941

Baltimore, Maryland

Based Molesworth 24 May 1944 – 13 July 1944

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2021 10:10:14 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/542251297

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2017 18:04:47 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83738144_chester_e%20flick/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/32145055/?terms=42-102411
http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/172.pdf
http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/181.pdf

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2017 15:20:01 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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