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  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    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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  • Chester Aarts

    Military | Corporal | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Chester Aarts served with the 368th Bomb Squadron of the 306th Bomb Group, which was based at Thurleigh, England. Following his service, he settled in Kenosha Wisconsin and married Leona Marie Bose Bydalek Aarts on 8 March 1974 when he was 60 years old.

  • Gaetano Abbatiello

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Radio Operator | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    S/Sgt Gaetano C "Tommy" Abbatiello was the son of James Abbatiello and Lucia Grimaldo. His father owned a barber shop on Lake Avenue in Yonkers and Tommy worked there while taking flying lessons as a civilian. He received his pilot's license in 1940....

  • Julian Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Gunnery School in Yuma, AZ; radio maintenance in various areas, radio operator. Air Medal, ET ribbon, Victory ribbon, Army of Occupation Medal, EAME, Good Conduct

  • Warren Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #42-31556, Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Edgar Aiken

    Military | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

  • William Allan

    Military | Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Allan was on the Robert W. Smith crew when they went down at Bremen 17 April 1943 and became POW. He died 25 February 1995 in Chico CA.

  • Dean Allen

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Reported to the group on 7 Jun 1944. Crashed at Budberg on 8/26/44 in B-17 Hard To Get #4297946. POW at Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11) POW, AM 2OLC,

  • Herman Allen

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Flak knocked out two engines of B-17G #42-40006 'Liberty Lady' over the target of Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 and the crew headed toward Sweden and landed on the island of Gotland. Interned.

  • John Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot; Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Assigned to 368BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF. Reported to 306BG on 29-Apr-44. He flew on Gwynn Boswell crew as co-pilot. When he was detached service with the 1st Scouting Force (364th FG/384th FS), baled out at Neuringe on 3-Feb-45 from P-51 44-13686. POW at...

  • William Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 #425171. On mission to Bremen, led 2nd element of the low squadron. Hit by flak, tried to join 423rd BS when German fighters noticed gunners were out of ammo and shot out an engine. Plane caught fire and bail out order...

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  • 41-24465 Montana Power

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO- ] Westover 17/8/42; Thurleigh 16/10/42; Missing in Action to the ERLA works in Antwerp 5 April 1943 with Pilot Robert W. Seelos (POW). Co-pilot: Alexander Kramarinko (Evaded - POW); Navigator: William W. Saunders (POW); Ball...

  • 41-24467

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Ogden 21/7/42; force landed Hill Fd, Ut 19/8/42 with Ralph Dissaro; damaged at Cheyenne airport with Warren Dean 7/9/42 when brakes failed and it struck a passenger DC-3 owned by Utd Air Lines, rep; Assigned 422BS/305BG Presque Is 19/10/42;...

  • 41-24487 'Eager Beaver'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-Q] Westover 25/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; AFSC 1/5/44; was longest serving B-17F in 8th BC; Returned to the USA Tinker 28/7/44; to Williamsport Technical Institute, Patterson Fd, Penn.; 20/6/45 for aeronautical programme, the...

  • 41-24501

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24501 assigned 368BS/306BG [BO- ] Westover 28-Aug-42; Thurleigh 2-Oct-42; Missing in Action St Nazaire 3-Jan-43, hit by flak, lost two engines, crashed near Le Croisic, France. 4KIA 6POW MACR 15627. ...

  • 41-24514

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F-20-BO 41-24514 was assigned to the 368BS/306BG [BO- ] AT Westover 24-Aug-42; Thurleigh 23-Sep-42; Missing in Action, Rennes 8-Mar-43. Aircraft was on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Renne, France when it was attacked and shot...

  • 41-24560 'Little Audrey'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-D] New Castle 4/10/42; Thurleigh 26/10/42; transferred 369BS [WW- ]; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-A] Grafton Underwood 5/9/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 15/3/44; Returned to the USA Homestead 14/5/44; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 42-29806

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/2/43; Gore 7/3/43; New Castle 6/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-T] Thurleigh 19/5/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 21/5/43 with Floyd Field, Navigator: Dick Clausen, Radio Operator: Phil Zimmerman, Ball turret...

  • 42-29823

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/2/43; Salina 8/3/43; Dow Fd 10/4/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-Y] Thurleigh 19/4/43; transferred 427BS/303BG [GN-X] Molesworth 26/9/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 5/4/44; Returned to the USA Tinker 4/6/44; Long Beach 5/6/43;...

  • 42-30163

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/43; Tinker 27/4/43; Memphis 30/4/43; Presque Is 20/5/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-D] Thurleigh 23/5/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Wesley Peterson, Navigator: Don Phillips; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill...

  • 42-3034

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 26/1/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO- ] Homestead 5/3/43; Thurleigh 12/3/43; Missing in Action Bremen 17/4/43 with Capt Bill Smiley, Co-pilot: Avey Ewan, Navigator: Wilbur Breuing, Bombardier: Martin Strauss, Flight engineer/top turret...

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Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 15:01:29 rossingtonj Changes to type

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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 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)