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James B Taylor

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2LT James B. Taylor, 1091, Pilot, was assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943 as crew pilot. HE did not fly any combat missions with the 384th bomb Group.

Although clearly assigned to the 384th BG on 5 December 1943, this crewmember began flying combat missions with the 303rd BG on-or-about 14 December, and never appeared on any 384th BG combat rosters. The pilot's son reports: 'My Dad and his crew had arrived at the 384th from the CCRC, and were promptly sent to the 303rd. This occurred after the CCRC had received an urgent call from Major Mel Schulstad for replacement pilots/crews for the 303rd following heavy losses during missions.'

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People

  • James Cox

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Although clearly assigned to the 384th BG on 5 December 1943, this crewmember began flying combat missions with the 303rd BG on-or-about 14 December, and never appeared on any 384th BG combat rosters. The pilot's son reports: 'My Dad and his crew had...

  • Woodrow Dulin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Military Occupation Specialty 757, Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Woodrow G. Dulin, MOS 757, Radio Operator, was assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943, James B. Taylor Crew. ...

  • Charles Hall

    Military | First Lieutenant | 1091 Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    2LT Charles M. Hall, Co-pilot, was assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943, James B. Tayor Crew. ...

  • Douglas Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner / Engineer | 303rd Bomb Group
    Staff Sergeant Douglas L. Jones, MOS 748 Engineer/Gunner, was assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943, James B. Tayor Crew. ...

  • Royal Kennard

    Military | Sergeant | Aerial Engineer | 303rd Bomb Group
    Sergeant Royal D. Kennard, MOS 748, Engineer/Gunner, was assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943, James B. Tayor Crew. He did not fly any combat missions with the 384th Bomb...

  • Herbert Levy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Herbert Levy was on board of B-17G #42-32037 on the 23 March 1944 mission to Hamm, Germany. The Fortress returned to base without the tail gunner after the tail gunners' compartment was shot off by Flak. Levy returned to duty (RTD). Herbert was...

  • William Loveland

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Military Occupation Specialty 612, Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Staff Sergeant William H. Loveland, MOS 612 Gunner, was assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943, James B. Tayor Crew. ...

  • Austin Mack

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97787. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report #5173 ...

  • Leslie Schweinebraten

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97787. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report #5173

  • Hobart Steely

    Military | First Lieutenant | 1034 Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Hobart H. Steely, Navigator, was assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943, James B. Tayor Crew. 28 x combat missions. He did not fly any combat missions with the 384th Bomb Group...

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron
  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Transferred 18 December 1943

Transferred from the 384th Bomb Group to the 303rd Bomb Group per 1st Air Division Special Orders #94 dated 18 December 1943.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2019 20:21:37 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
21 February 2019 20:19:35 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
02 July 2018 21:56:51 bombercommand Changes to events
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1st Air Division Special Orders #94, 18 December 1943

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2017 14:04:52 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and unit associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 01:05:46 bombercommand Changes to surname, service number, role and biography
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=3958

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=t...

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