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42-107099

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 21/2/44; Gr Island 3/3/44; Grenier 23/3/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-W] Molesworth 30/4/44; Missing in Action Germersheim 13/1/45 with Capt Martin McGinnis, Fred Doscher, Dick Emick (3 Killed in Action); Sam Simone, Bob Lyons, Keith Muir, Don Beal, Lois Hamilton, Lowell Stevenson (6 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Bobenheim, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 11577. OLD '99'.

Service

Units

  • 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

People

  • Donald Beal

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Bobenheim on 13 Jan 45 in B-17 'Old 99' #42107099

  • Frederick Doscher

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Bobenheim in B-17 'Old 99' #42107099

  • Richard Emick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Bobenheim in B-17 'Old 99' #42107099

  • Martin Ginnis

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Lois Hamilton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Bobenheim on 13 Jan 45 in B-17 'Old 99' #42107099

  • Robert Lyons

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Bobenheim on 13 Jan 45 in B-17 'Old 99' #42107099

  • Keith Muir

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Bobenheim on 13 Jan 45 in B-17 'Old 99' #42107099

  • Sam Simone

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Togglier | 303rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Bobenheim on 13 Jan 45 in B-17 'Old 99' #42107099

  • Lowell Stevenson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Bobenheim on 13 Jan 45 in B-17 'Old 99' #42107099

Places

  • 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
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 13 January 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11577 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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