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Robert E King

Military

Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. Returned from rocket attack during an operational mission to Oschersleben; 11-Jan-44 in B-17F 42-5264 'Yankee Doodle Dandy'. A/C force landed at Watton with 2 dead aboard. RTD.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Donald DeCamp

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 27 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korean and Vietnamese conflicts rising to rank of Lt Colonel.

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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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24562 Sky Wolf

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-A] Bangor 14/10/42; Molesworth 16/10/42; 60m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Aubrey Emerson, Co-pilot: McDonald Riddick, Navigator: Lew Halliburton, Bombardier: Don Delaura, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Grover...

  • 42-5264 Yankee Doodle Dandy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/11/42; Saline 15/12/42; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-J] Molesworth 1/2/43; landing accident with Bob O’Connor 31/5/43; battle damaged over Oschersleben 11/1/44 with John Henderson, Co-pilot: Walter Ames, Navigator: Warren Wiggins,...

Associated Place

  • 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
Based August 1943 – December 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2019 16:38:33 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/55704309

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Hell's Angels Newsletter May 2001, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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