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Lead Crew On Bombing Mission To Glisy, France, Beside The Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Winning Run'. England, 21 August 1943. 303Rd Bomb Group.
Crew Standing L-R: Capt Alexander C "Connie" Strickland Jr, Lt Byron K Butt, Lt Paul W Scroggins, Major Edgar E Snyder Jr, Capt Louis M Schulstad.
Kneeling L-R: T/Sgt Albert E Martel Jr, S/Sgt Edward E McGill, T/Sgt James C Baart, S/Sgt Raymond Ruhel Peck, S/Sgt Ralph R Strohsack.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb 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


  • James Baart

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer

  • Albert Martell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Flew on 'Winning Run' a B-17 that crash landed after all 4 engines gave out, while returning from raid on Stuttgart on 6 Sept 43. It ran out of fuel. Many of the other B-17's were low on fuel that day, 10 out of 19. This particular plane was written up...

  • Edward McGill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Aerial Gunner
    Plane B-17 #42-97842went down at Cave Hill, Belfast, Northern Island on 1 June 1944 Plane was on its way from Gander, crew going to 306th BG/DNB

  • Raymond Peck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Lewis Schulstad

    Military | Colonel | Squadron Adjutant; Pilot; Group Operations Officer
    Enlisted in the Army May 23, 1939. Retired December 1965 as an Air Force Colonel. ...

  • Paul Scroggins

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Edgar Snyder

    Military | Colonel

  • Alexander Strickland

    Military | Major | Commanding Officer

  • Ralph Strohsack

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Flew 25 missions. AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC/ PH


  • 42-29944 'Buzzing Bronco' aka 'Winning Run'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/43; Gore 28/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Presque Is 29/4/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-E] Molesworth 9/6/43; secret mission to North Africa 16/8/43 ret 23/8/43; battle damaged T/Ops 6/9/43 with Jake James, Co-pilot: Howard Ness,...


Date Contributor Update
05 September 2017 18:51:24 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations