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"Lead crew on bombing mission to Bremen, Germany, pose in front of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" of the 303rd Bomb Group, England. 19 April 1943."

Rear L-R: S/Sgt Joseph R Sunderlin, Capt Albert W Dieffenbach, Capt John W Farrar, Major Lewis E Lyle, Lt Rictor H Auman, Capt Samuel H Anderson.

Front L-R: S/Sgt Lincoln T O'Connell, T/Sgt Erick K Lindewall, T/Sgt Kenneth C Hassler, S/Sgt Martin A Semonick, Sgt Gilbert A Murray Jr.

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...

  • 360th 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...

  • Rictor Auman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • 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. ...

  • John Farrar

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Pilot of #42-5260 "Yardbird II" on 4/4/1943

  • Erick Lindewall

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Lewis Lyle

    Military | General | Commanding Officer
    17-Feb-42 Assigned as a Pilot with 303BG/360BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 6-Mar-42 assigned as Pilot with crew of B-17F #41-24559 [PU-F] "Ooold Soljer", 303BG/360BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. 12-Jun-42 through 7-Aug-42 He and his crew underwent...

  • Gilbert Murray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    23-Jun-42 Assigned as Tail Gunner of B-17F #41-24620 [PU-O] "Snap! Crackle! Pop!", 303BG/360BS with crew at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico 16-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard B-17F 41-24620. ...

  • Lincoln O'Connell

    Military | Master Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    23-Jun-42 Assigned as Tail Gunner on B-17F 41-24585 [PU-B], "Wulfe Hound", 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. 16-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth,UK aboard "Wulfe Hound". ...

  • Martin Semonick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner; Waist Gunner
    17-Feb-42 Assigned as Tail Gunner on B-17F #41-24579 [PU-F] "Thumper" at Gowen Field, Boise Idaho. 16-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "Thumper" ...

  • Joseph Sunderlin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    23-Jun-42 Assigned as Ball Turret Gunner on B-17F 41-24585 [PU-B] "Wulfe Hound", 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. 16-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard "Wulfe Hound". ...

Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2018 19:52:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32144887?terms=Albert%20W%20Dieffenbach

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