Delivered Lincoln 21/12/44; Dow Fd 3/1/45; Assigned 303BG Molesworth 3/2/45; Missing in Action Lutzkendorf 9/2/45 with Bob Barrett, Dean Harvey, Shirl Best, Bill Karp, Ray Reiss, Matt Lastrowicz, Lou Linhart, Herb Link (8 Killed in Action); George Emerson (Prisoner of War); mid air coll with B-17 over Allied territory, Missing Air Crew Report 12229
B-17 Flying Fortress
B-17G #42-31060 was delivered to Cheyenne 11/9/43; Assigned to the 427th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group [GN-N] and arrived at Molesworth on 18 October 1943. It was nicknamed "Poque Ma Hone" or POGUE-MA-HONE. (Gaelic for Kiss My Ass!)
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...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
Killed in Action (KIA)
Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
Killed in Action.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
303rd BG/ 427th BS/ Killed in Action (KIA)
Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
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...
|Failed to Return (FTR)
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