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Insignia associated with the 303rd Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force.



  • 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...


  • Robert Barefield

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Military Occupation Specialty 405-Clerk Typist
    Robert R. Barefield was one of the original cadre who trained with the 303rd Bomb Group trained and deployed to the ETO in 1942.

  • Benjamin Barlow

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer

  • Frederick Green

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • David McEachern

    Military | Staff Sergeant | MOS 612, Tail Gunner

  • Joseph Sawicki

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 #42-29498 'Dark Horse', Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • James Schneider

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner


  • 42-29498 'Mumsie' aka 'Dark Horse'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/12/42; Salina 11/1/43; Morrison 14/2/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-L] Thurleigh 2/3/43; transferred 360BS/303BG [PU-D] Molesworth 25/9/43; 7m Missing in Action Bremen 29/11/43 with Capt Carl Fyler, Co-pilot: Bob Ward, Navigator:...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:33:41 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection