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Henry G Schneiderman

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23-Jun-42 Assigned as a Waist Gunner on B-17F 41-24620 [PU-O] "Snap! Crackle! Pop!, 303BG/360BS with crew at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico 16-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard B-17F 41-24620.

Mission Participation (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) See Biography events.

Service

Units served with

  • 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

  • 41-24620 Snap! Crackle! Pop!

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24620 'Snap, Crackle, Pop' assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-D] Bangor 14-Sep-42; Molesworth 16-Oct-42; Missing in Action St Nazaire 3-Jan-43 shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Escoublac Forest, West of St Nazaire, France. 7KIA 3POW MACR 15464....

  • 42-29570 Big Time Operator II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 5-Jan-43; Gt Falls 31-Jan-43; Denver 2-Feb-43; Salina 11-Feb-43; to Marrakesh, via ATC 14-Mar-43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-D] Molesworth 21-Mar-43; transferred BAD 1 Burtonwood 22-May-43; 532BS/381BG [VE-D] Ridgewell 7-Sep-43; 6+m...

  • 42-2967 Shak Hak

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 42-2967 "Shak Hak" was Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-G] Bangor 18-Sep-42; Molesworth 16-Oct-42. ...

  • 42-2973 IZA VAILABLE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-G] Presque Is 27/11/42; Molesworth 13/12/42; Returned to the USA 2/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Arledge 22/11/44. IZA VAILABLE.

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 20

    17 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are the Primary (P) target for a combined force of 49 B-17s despatched from 91BG (20), 303BG (16) and 306BG (13). Another element of 14 B-24s despatched from 93BG also joins the bombing force on St. Nazaire. The...

  • VIII Bomber Command 21

    18 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at Lorient and La Pallice, France are the Primary (P) targets for this mission. However, those at St. Nazaire, France are attacked by 21 B-17s of 303BG when they are mistaken for those of Lorient. The force attacking Lorient is composed...

  • VIII Bomber Command 25

    12 December 1942
    This mission is composed of two elements. First element: The German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France is the Primary (P) target for a force of 78 B-17s despatched from 91BG (19), 303BG (20), 305BG (21) and 306BG (18). However, the target is...

  • VIII Bomber Command 27

    30 December 1942
    The U-Boat pens at Lorient, France are the target for this mission. A combined force of 77 B-17s are despatched by 91BG (19); 303BG (16); 305BG (13) and 306BG (18). Only 40 are effective on the target. All but 1 B-17 from the 18 despatched by 306BG is...

  • VIII Bomber Command 29

    13 January 1943
    The primary target for this mission is the Atclier d'Hellemmes locomotive works, associated steel works and the railroad marshalling yards at Lille, France. The attacking force is composed of 72 B-17s from: 91BG (13); 303BG (19); 305BG (23) and 306BG ...

  • VIII Fighter Command SHIP PROTECTION

    23 January 1943
    4th Fighter Group despatches 4 Spitfires to provide protection for Allied shipping in the English Channel.

  • VIII Bomber Command 34

    14 February 1943
    The marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany are once again slated at the primary target for this mission. A force of 74 B-17s are despatched: 91BG (20); 303BG (17); 305BG (17); 306BG (20), but weather once again forces the mission to be recalled before...

  • VIII Bomber Command 36

    16 February 1943
    The port area and U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are designated as the primary target of this mission of 71 B-17s and 18 B-24s. B-17s are from 91BG (18); 303BG (15); 305BG (18); 306BG (20) of these 59 are effective on the target and 6 are lost....

  • VIII Bomber Command 37

    26 February 1943
    After 10 days of weather related delays of the bomber offensive, a mission is organised with the port facilities of Emden, Germany as the primary target. However, Emden is obscured by cloud cover and all formations divert to attack the port facilities...

  • VIII Bomber Command 38

    27 February 1943
    With weather and cloud cover continuing to frustrate bombing efforts against targets in Northern Germany, VIII Bomber Command decides to mount a raid against the harbour facilities at Brest, France. A total of 60 B-17s are destached: 91BG (18); 303BG ...

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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
Assigned to Aircraft Alamogordo, NM 88310, USA 23 June 1942

Assigned as a Waist Gunner of B-17F 41-24620 "Snap! Crackle! Pop!", 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Arrived in UK Molesworth, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 16 October 1942

Arrived at Molesworth, UK as a Waist Gunner aboard B-17F 41-24620 "Snap! Crackle! Pop!", 303BG/360BS

Mission #1, SGT Henry G. Schneiderman, w/B-17F 41-24620, 303BG/360BS Saint-Nazaire, France 17 November 1942

Served as Left Waist Gunner on B-17F 41-24620 "Snap! Crackle! Pop!", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the U-boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. RTB OK.

Mission #2, SGT Henry G. Schneiderman, w/B-17F 41-24620, 303BG/360BS Saint-Nazaire, France 18 November 1942

Served as Left Waist Gunner on B-17F 41-24620 "Snap! Crackle! Pop!", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the U-boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. RTB OK.

Mission #3, SGT Henry G. Schneiderman, w/B-17F 41-24620, 303BG/360BS - Aborted Rouen, France 12 December 1942

Served as Right Waist Gunner aboard B-17F 41-24620 "Snap! Crackle! Pop!", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France, but mechanical failures forced the pilot to abort the sortie. RTB OK.

Mission #4, SGT Henry G. Schneiderman, w/B-17F 41-24620, 303BG/360BS Lorient, France 30 December 1942

Served as Right Waist Gunner on B-17F 41-24620 "Snap! Crackle! Pop!", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the U-boat pens at Lorient, France. RTB OK.

Mission #5, SGT Henry G. Schneiderman, w/B-17F 42-2973, 303BG/360BS Lille, France 13 January 1943

Served as Right Waist Gunner on B-17F 42-2973 "Iza Vailable", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the Lille Fives Locomotive Works at Lille, France. RTB OK.

Mission #6, SGT Henry G. Schneiderman, w/B-17F 42-2967, 303BG/360BS Lorient, France 23 January 1943

Served as Right Waist Gunner on B-17F 42-2967 "Shak Hak", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. RTB OK.

Mission #7, SGT Henry G. Schneiderman, w/B-17F 42-2973, 303BG/360BS - Aborted Hamm, Germany 14 February 1943

Served as Left Waist Gunner on B-17F 42-2973 "Iza Vailable", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany. Severs cold and weather forced Wing Command to recall the entire 303BG formation. RTB OK.

Mission #8, SGT Henry G. Schneiderman, w/B-17F 42-2973, 303BG/360BS Saint-Nazaire, France 16 February 1943

Served as Left Waist Gunner on B-17F 42-2973 "Iza Vailable", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. RTB OK.

Mission #9, SGT Henry G. Schneiderman, w/B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS Wilhelmshaven, Germany 26 February 1943

Served as Left Waist Gunner on B-17F 41-24559 "Ooold Soljer", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the naval facilities and U-Boat pens at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. RTB OK.

Mission #10, SGT Henry G. Schneiderman, w/B-17F 42-2973, 303BG/360BS Brest, France 27 February 1943

Served as Left Waist Gunner on B-17F 42-2973 "Iza Vailable", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the port area and U-Boat pens at Brest, France. RTB OK.

Promoted in Rank Molesworth, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 1 March 1943

Promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Mission #11, SSGT Henry G. Schneiderman, w/B-17F 42-2973, 303BG/360BS Lorient, France 6 March 1943

Served as Left Waist Gunner on B-17F 42-2973 "Iza Vailable", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. RTB OK.

Mission #12, SSGT Henry G. Schneiderman, w/B-17F 42-2973, 303BG/360BS - Aborted Rennes, France 8 March 1943

Served as Left Waist Gunner on B-17F 42-2973 "Iza Vailable", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Renne, France, but mechanical failures forced the pilot to abort the sortie. RTB OK.

Mission #13, SSGT Henry G. Schneiderman, w/B-17F 42-2973, 303BG/360BS Rouen, France 12 March 1943

Served as Left Waist Gunner on B-17F 42-2973 "Iza Vailable", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Roeun, France. RTB OK.

Mission #14, SSGT Henry G. Schneiderman, w/B-17F 42-2973, 303BG/360BS Rouen, France 28 March 1943

Served as Left Waist Gunner on B-17F 42-2973 "Iza Vailable", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Roeun, France. RTB OK

Mission #15, SSGT Henry G. Schneiderman, w/B-17F 42-29570, 303BG/360BS Rotterdam, Netherlands 31 March 1943

Served as Left Waist Gunner on B-17F 42-29570 "Big Time Operator II", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the shipyards at Rotterdam, Holland. RTB OK.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2016 22:58:55 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Mar-2016, Added Mission #15 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, HIstorian, Mission Report of 31-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/027.pdf

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2016 22:56:40 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Mar-2016, Added Mission #14 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, HIstorian, Mission Report of 28-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/026.pdf

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2016 22:54:52 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Mar-2016, Added Mission #13 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, HIstorian, Mission Report of 12-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/022.pdf

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2016 22:52:37 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Mar-2016, Added Mission #12 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, HIstorian, Mission Report of 8-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/021.pdf

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2016 22:49:32 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-MAr-2016. Added PRomotion in Rank event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2016 22:47:23 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-Feb-2016, Added Mission #11 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, HIstorian, Mission Report of 6-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/020.pdf

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2016 22:41:00 Lee8thbuff Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Mar-2016. Made connections to Aircraft 42-29570 and Missions of 6-Mar-43, 8-Mar-43, 12-Mar-43, 28-Mar-43 and 31-Mar-43 per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Reports of dates stated: http://www.303rdbg.com/

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2016 20:03:06 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-Feb-2016, Added Mission #10 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, HIstorian, Mission Report of 27-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/018.pdf

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2016 20:00:37 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-Feb-2016, Added Mission #9 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, HIstorian, Mission Report of 26-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/017.pdf

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2016 19:58:20 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-Feb-2016, Added Mission #8 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, HIstorian, Mission Report of 16-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/016.pdf

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2016 19:56:24 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-Feb-2016, Added Mission #7 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, HIstorian, Mission Report of 14-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/015.pdf

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2016 19:52:58 Lee8thbuff Changes to mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 26-Feb-2016. Maded connections to Missions of 14-Feb-43, 16-Feb-43, 26-Feb-43 and 27-Feb-43 per 303BG records: http://www.303rdbg.com/

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2016 18:03:45 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 28-Jan-2016, Added Mission #6 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, HIstorian, Mission Report of 23-Jan-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/011.pdf

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2016 18:01:44 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 28-Jan-2016, Added Mission #5 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, HIstorian, Mission Report of 13-Jan-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/010.pdf

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2016 17:58:38 Lee8thbuff Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 28-Jan-2016. Made connections to aircraft 42-2973 & 42-2967 and missions of 13 & 23-Jan-43 per 303BG website Mission Reports, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2016 21:30:28 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-Jan-2016, Added Mission #4 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, HIstorian, Mission Report of 30-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/008.pdf

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2016 21:25:58 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-Jan-2016, Added Mission #2 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, HIstorian, Mission Report of 18-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/002.pdf

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2016 21:24:33 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-Jan-2016, Added Mission #1 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, HIstorian, Mission Report of 17-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/001.pdf

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2016 21:22:24 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-Jan-2016. Added Arrived in UK event 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian per Jacob W. Fredericks crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-360-fredericks.html

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2016 21:20:58 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-Jan-2016. Added Assigned to Aircraft event 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian per Jacob W. Fredericks crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-360-fredericks.html

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2016 21:19:27 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-Jan-2016. Added initial assignment, and arrival info to Summary Biography; made connections to Place, Aircraft (through 3-Jan-43) and Missions (through 3-Jan-43) per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian per Jacob W. Fredericks crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-360-fredericks.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://303rdbg.com/rost-rs.html#R

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