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"Bombs dropped by the 301st Bomb Group, 419th Bomb Squadron, fall toward the railroad yards at Avignon, France. Bombs dropped by lead planes are already bursting on the target area, 27 May 1944."

- 42-30347 (301st BG 419th BS) will be lost two days later on Wollesdorf after 98 missions, Phillips crew, 10 pow, MACR 5445.



  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 419th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30347

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/5/43; Gore 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 30/5/43; Morrison 9/6/43; Assigned 419BS/301BG St Donat 3/7/43; Oudna 6/8/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; Missing in Action 98m Wollersdorf 29/5/44 with Tom Phillips, Co-pilot: George Gaudaen,...


Date Contributor Update
26 May 2018 08:45:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations