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"Lead crew on bombing mission to Meaulte, France, pose beside a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. 303rd Bomb Group, England. 13 May 1943."

Rear L-R: Maj Glenn E Hagenbuch, Capt Albert W Dieffenbach, Capt Walter M Soha, Capt Samuel H Anderson, Capt Edgar E Snyder Jr.

Front L-R: S/Sgt Waldo B Brandt, T/Sgt Edward J Doughty, S/Sgt Jack Belk, T/Sgt Charles E Zipfel, S/Sgt Edward Z Harmon, S/Sgt George W Henderson.

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

  • Samuel Anderson

    Military | Captain | Lead Navigator
    17-Feb-42 Assigned as Navigator of B-17F #41-24579 [PU-F] at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 16-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth UK. He was despatched on 26 Operations - 25 credited. Served as a Lead Navigator on 23 of those missions. Completed a 25-Mission...

  • Jack Belk

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    1-May-42 Assigned as an Aerial Gunner to 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, with the rank of Sergeant. 303BG personnel record does not indicate that he was assigned to any particular crew at that time and does not indicate when he arrived at...

  • Waldo Brandt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Albert Dieffenbach

    Military | Major | Group Bombardier
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Edward Doughty

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner

  • Glenn Hagenbuch

    Military | Major | Pilot
    1-May-42 Assigned as a Pilot with the 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. 7-Aug-42 Assigned as Pilot with crew to B-17F 41-24619 [GN-S] "S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas. 2-Sep-42...

  • Edward Harmon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    1-May-42 Assigned as an Aerial Gunner on B-17F #41-24619 [GN-S], "S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho with the rank of Sergeant. 25-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "S-for-Sugar." ...

  • George Henderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    7-Aug-42 Assigned as Tail Gunner on B-17F 41-24619 [GN-S] "S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas. Arrived at Molesworth, UK on 25-Oct-43 aboard "S-for-Sugar". Completed a full 25-mission tour. ...

  • Edgar Snyder

    Military | Colonel

  • Walter Soha

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator
    1-May-42 Assigned as Navigator of B-17F 41-24619 [GN-S]"S-for-Sugar", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 25-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "S-for-Sugar". ...

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Aircraft

  • 41-24619 S-for-Sugar

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-S] Bangor 5-Oct-42; Molesworth 25-Oct-42; 52m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11-Jan- 44 with Tom Simmons, Co-pilot: Fred Reichel, Navigator: Bill Clyatt, Bombardier: Dick Vaughan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wallace...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2018 19:28:14 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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