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"Lt. Morgan and crew of the 359th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group based in England, pose in front of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress". 8 June 1944."

Rear L-R: 2Lt Abraham 'Abe' Wodinsky, 2Lt John William Parker, 2Lt William D Morgan, 2Lt Frank Santo Destito III

Front L-R: Unk**, S/Sgt Edward C Stemmle, Unk**, S/Sgt Stanley W Lloyd, Unk**, S/Sgt Theron M Hayes

Unk** are; Sgt James R Caperton, Sgt James J Gross, Sgt Ralph E. Wolfe 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...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Caperton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. On Stuttgart mission, force landed Reims, France in B-17 42-31483 'Bonnie-B'; battle damaged and with two engines out. RTD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Destito

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Damaged by flak, causing loss of fuel, leading to ditching in channel on 23-Jul-44 in B-17 42-102960 WIA / RTD, 24 x combat missions. ETD Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Gross

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Damaged by flak, causing loss of fuel, leading to ditching in channel on 23-Jul-44 in B-17 42-102960 RTD 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Theron Hayes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Damaged by flak, causing loss of fuel, leading to ditching in channel on 23-Jul-44 in B-17 42-102960 RTD 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Stanley Lloyd

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Damaged by flak, causing loss of fuel, leading to ditching in channel on 23-Jul-44 in B-17 42-102960 RTD 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Morgan

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Damaged by flak, causing loss of fuel, leading to ditching in channel on 23-Jul-44 in B-17 42-102960 RTD 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Parker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Damaged by flak, causing loss of fuel, leading to ditching in channel on 23-Jul-44 in B-17 42-102960 RTD 33 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edward Stemmle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Damaged by flak and ditched in channel on 23-Jul-44 in B-17 42-102960 RTD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Abraham Wodinsky

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Damaged by flak and ditched in channel on 23-Jul-44 in B-17 42-102960 RTD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ralph Wolfe

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer / Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Morgan crew, deleted from crew when size was changed from 10 to 9. 34 x combat missions. Aboard B-17 42-97272 'Duchess Daughter' when, during landing on return from mission against V-weapons site in Beaumertz,...

Aircraft

  • 42-102960

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 359BS/303BG Molesworth 6/6/44; Missing in Action Creil, Fr., 23/7/44 with Bill Morgan, Co-pilot: John Parker, Navigator: Abe Wodinsky, Bombardier: Frank Destito, Flight engineer/top...

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Date Contributor Update
23 January 2019 20:20:52 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
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Date Contributor Update
22 January 2019 13:54:09 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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