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, crew.
306th Bomb Group, 423rd Bomb Squadron. Mariani, Carlson and Morgan.
306th Bomb Group, 423rd Bomb Squadron. Morgan, Brourman & Blum (standing). Kester, Orlando & Mariani
306th Bomb Group, 423rd Bomb Squadron. Orlando, Morgan, Blum & Mariani.
306th Bomb Group, 423rd Bomb Squadron. Orlando. Kester & Mariani.
he flew on Ragnar Carlson crew. Reported to group on 28 November 1943. Flew 15 missions. Damaged by flak and later attacked by fighters on the return from a mission to Berlin on 22 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31524 crash-landed at Horsey Gap, Norfolk after four crewman baled out near Vechta, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
Orlando flew on the Ragner Carlson crew. He reported to the 306th Bomb group on 21 Nov 1943. On his 15th mission on 22 March 1944, Orlando's aircraft B-17G #42-31524 was damaged by flak and was later attacked by fighters. Orlando and four other crew...
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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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