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Howard V Tollack

Military

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Progressed to Path finding. Credited 25 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Peter Cureton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Merseburg, aboard B-17G 43-38705 murdered by German civilians near Frankleben, according Swiss Red Cross report. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11199. ...

  • John Fletcher

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Flew 35 missions with the 8th/ Was a volunteer at the museum from its beginning

  • Selwyn Flowers

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Robert Hullar

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). 36 x combat missions, ETD. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME

  • Robert Sheets

    Military | Major | Pilot / Squadron Commanding Officer | 303rd Bomb Group
    After attending the University of Oregon, Robert Sheets worked in the Philippine Islands for some time. He entered the services as a private in the armed forces and later transferred to the Air Corps as an aviation cadet. He graduated and received his...

  • Edgar Snyder

    Military | Colonel | Air Commander-Bombardment Wing | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 427BS C/O and 303BG Deupty C/O. Awards: DFC (3OLC), BSM, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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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...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102411 'Miss Lace'

    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.

  • 42-97281 'Queenie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/44; Dalhart 2/3/44; Kearney 25/3/44; Grenier 26/3/44; Assigned 427BU/303BG [GN-Q] Molesworth 12/4/44; battle damaged Berlin 28/3/45 with Forrest Miller, crash landed Sandwich, Kent, UK; Salvaged 2 SAD 31/3/45. QUEENIE.

  • 42-97557 "Mercy's Madhouse"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/12/43; 1SAG Langley 12/1/44; Mitchell 15/1/44; Assigned 482BG (H2X) Alconbury 5/2/44; transferred 422NLS/305BG [JJ-S] Chelveston 20/3/44; 544BS/384BG [SU-X] Grafton Underwood 4/8/44; 358BS/303BG [VK-X] Molesworth 8/44; landing...

  • 44-8038

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 17/5/44; Dallas 14/6/44; Langley 3/7/44; Grenier 1/8/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG Bassingbourn 2/8/44; transferred 427BS/303BG [GN-Z] Molesworth 10/44; landing accident with Wallace Wildstein 27/3/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

  • 44-8137

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 18/6/44; Langley 23/7/44; Grenier 11/8/44; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-Z] Molesworth 26/8/44; Missing in Action Aschaffenburg 21/1/45 with Dick Duffield, Dick Cambron, Gene Shipp, Tom Wilson, Ray Levine, Don Christ, Phil Hensel, John...

  • 44-8495

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 28/9/44; Hunter 27/10/44; Grenier 9/11/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-Y] Molesworth 4/12/44; battle damaged Ingolstadt 15/1/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 18/1/45.

Missions

  • 605

    5 September 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 Jackson County, WI, USA 1917

Son of Julius S and Grace V Tollack.

Lived in Wisconsin, USA 1941
Enlisted Sparta/Fort McCoy Airport, 6058 Hangar Way, Sparta, WI 54656, USA 12 July 1941

Camp McCoy
Sparta
Wisconsin

Based Molesworth July 1944 – 15 February 1945

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour Duty (ETD) England, UK February 1945

Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Died Jackson County, WI, USA

(deceased)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2017 11:18:00 Al_Skiff Changes to mission associations
Sources

Key image ID.

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2017 10:19:06 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84352647_howard_v%20tollack/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/207799941/?terms=Howard%20V%20Tollack
http://www.303rdbg.com/photo-gallery14.html

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2017 10:17:12 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84352647_howard_v%20tollack/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/207799941/?terms=Howard%20V%20Tollack
http://www.303rdbg.com/photo-gallery14.html

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2017 10:05:35 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84352647_howard_v%20tollack/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/207799941/?terms=Howard%20V%20Tollack

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2017 20:58:01 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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