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Lt. James and crew of the 427th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, beside Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Winning Run'. England, 18 July 1943.
Crew Standing L-R: 2Lt Paul W Scroggins, 2Lt Walter E Witt, 2Lt Howard C Ness, 2Lt Jacob C "Jake" James.
Kneeling L-R: Sgt Ollem D Johnson, Sgt A.J. Hamilton, Sgt Angelo L. Longo, S/Sgt Jesse Earl Tripp, S/Sgt Leonard A. Kesky, S/Sgt Frank L Misiak.

Connections

Units

  • 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

    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

  • A Hamilton

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator 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...

  • Jacob James

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    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...

  • Ollem Johnson

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer
    flew regularly on Winning Run

  • Leonard Kesky

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA)/ Sergeant Kesky was killed on raid to Schweinfurt while flying with the Olsen Crew on B17 42-3131 'Flak Wolf'. He was part of 'The Winning Run' regular crew before this mission. AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Angelo Longo

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret 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...

  • Frank Misiak

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Frank Misiak flew on 'Winning Run' a B-17 that crash-landed after all 4 engines gave out, while returning from raid on Stuttgart on 6 September 1943. It ran out of fuel. Many of the other B-17s were low on fuel that day, 10 out of 19. This particular...

  • Howard Ness

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    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...

  • Paul Scroggins

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Jesse Tripp

    Military | Staff 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...

  • Walter Witt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    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...

Aircraft

  • 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,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2017 19:27:13 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32145732/?terms=42-29944

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