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353rd Bomb Squadron



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  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

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  • Ernest Beber

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | 301st Bomb Group

  • Ronald Camp

    Military | Captain
    Cold War (Reflex) England - SAC B-47 Phase V Electronic Warfare Officer.

  • Richard Crowell

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Richard S. Crowell enlisted on 1 November 1941 as an Aviation Cadet and completed formal flying schools 20 May 1942. He was commissioned on 21 May 1942 and served with the 301st Bomb Group as Co-pilot and Pilot. He started flying combat missions on 5...

  • Charles Jundt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Was the 301st in England, in the 8th then transferred to 12th AAF, under 8th Bomber Command in 1942 joined 15th AAF in 1945 DFC w/9Oak Leaf Cluster; Air medal w/14 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Alfred LaBrecque

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Photographer; Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    The 301st was under the 8th Bomber Command and attached to the 12th AAF in Italy during WW II, it finally became a part of the 15th AAF in late 1944. He was a commercial photographer in civilian life and he also established a course in photography for...

  • John Rastall

    Military | Master Sergeant | 301st Bomb Group

  • Sator Sanchez

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Completed 44 missions with the 95th BG and had B-17 #42-97290 'Smilin' Sandy Sanchez' named after him. Returned to the 15th AAF and completed another 22 missions before being shot down over Germany on 15 March 1945. Sanchez was Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • William Suber

    Military | Tail Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Shot down by enemy aircraft in B-17 #42-31397 on 25 Feb 1944 on a mission to Regensburg, GR. A/C crashed Winden, Ger. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Oscar Wedel

    Military | Master Sergeant | Flt C | 301st Bomb Group
    Served in 8th AF, 12thAF,15thAF and detached service in Poltava,Russia


  • 41-24386 Queen Bee 17

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 353BS/301BG Westover 7/42; Chelveston 9/8/42; Tafaraoui 26/11/42; Maison Blanche 5/12/42; Biskra 16/12/42; battle damaged La Goulette, Tun 20m 2/1/43, with Frank Evans, left at base when group moved on to Ain M'Lila. 17/1/43. QUEEN BEE-17.

  • 41-24406 'All American'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 92BG Bangor 13/7/42; transferred 414BS/97BG Polebrook 6/42; Maison Blanche, Alg. 13/11/42; Tafaraoui, Alg. 22/11/42; Biskra, Alg. 25/12/42; on Tunis mission was rammed by Me109G 1/2/43 almost slicing rear fuselage and tail of plane off; made...

  • 42-30095

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/4/43; Gore 10/4/43; Tinker 21/4/43; Morrison 29/4/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin 1/6/43; transferred 353BS/301BG St Donat 24/6/43 & traded for 42-30313; Oudna 6/8/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; battle damaged flak Regensburg...

  • 42-30314 Beautiful Baby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/43; Smoky HIll 30/5/43; Morrison 8/6/43; Assigned 353BS/301BG St Donat 16/6/43; Oudna 6/8/43; Missing in Action 10m Istres le Tube 17/8/43 with Bill Cunningham, Howard, Michael, Miller, Barnett, Smith, (6KIA); Jacobsen, Roberts,...

  • 42-30357

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 31/5/43; Morrison 9/6/43; Assigned 353BS/301BG St Donat 18/6/43; Oudna 6/8/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; Missing in Action 46m Piraeus 11/1/44 with Rich Williams, Shields, Elkin, DesRuissseau, Harkey, Day, Young (7...

  • 42-31397

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/10/43; Assigned 353BS/301BG Cerignola 15/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; Missing in Action 18 missions Regensburg 25/2/44 with Joseph A. Hurley, William J. Mills Jr, Peter Victor Henningsen, William Bothwell (4 Killed in Action); Robert K....

  • 42-3392

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/6/43; Presque Is 31/7/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Massicault 8/8/43; transferred 353BS/301BG Cerignola; 89m 97BG Amendola as weather ship in summer of ‘44; depot 11/10/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 42-5068

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/9/42; West Palm Beach 12/12/42; Assigned 353BS/301BG Biskra 31/12/42; Ain M'Lila 17/1/43; Oudna 6/8/43; 48m transferred 20BS/2BG Massicault 14/11/43; Bizerte 2/12/43; 348BS/99BG Tortorella 28/3/44 but no missions; transferred...

  • 42-5951 'O Pissonya'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/5/43; Kearney 26/6/43; Dow Fd 14/7/43; Assigned 353BS/301BG Oudna 12/8/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; 17m transferred 341BS/97BG Depienne; l/Corsica 1/12/43 ex-Turin with four WIA; Cerignola 20/12/43; Amendola 16/1/44; Missing in Action...

  • 44-6356

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 14/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned 353BS/301BG Lucera 29/7/44; depot 20/4/45; Salvaged 26/4/45.




Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 AAM AAM ingest

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