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Robert J Hullar

Military

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). 36 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME

Service

People

  • Joseph Brady

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Elmer Brown

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD).* ETD ...

  • Walter Caldwell

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator / Mickey Op | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jay Clark

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 303rd Bomb Group

  • John Fletcher

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Flew 35 missions with the 8th/ Was a volunteer at the museum from its beginning

  • Charles Fullen

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME

  • George Hoyt

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 #42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). 27 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME

  • Wilbur Klint

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot; Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). 25 x combat missions. ETD ...

  • Charles Marson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 27 x combat missions. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME

  • James McCormick

    Military | Major | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME

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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...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29795 'THE FLYING BITCH'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/2/43; Will Rogers 5/3/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG Thurleigh 20/4/43; transferred 427BS/303BG [GN-O] Molesworth 25/9/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 5/4/44, an F-model fitted with a chin turret; Returned to the USA 29/5/44;...

  • 42-29823

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/2/43; Salina 8/3/43; Dow Fd 10/4/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-Y] Thurleigh 19/4/43; transferred 427BS/303BG [GN-X] Molesworth 26/9/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 5/4/44; Returned to the USA Tinker 4/6/44; Long Beach 5/6/43;...

  • 42-3002 'The Old Squaw'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Pocatello 31/12/42; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-Z] Morrison 5/3/43; Molesworth 8/4/43; Missing in Action 6/9/43 with Bob Hullar, Co-pilot: Wilbur Klint, Navigator: Elmer Brown, Bombardier: Jim McCormick, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dale...

  • 42-5341 'SCARLET HARLOT' aka 'VAT 69' aka 'VICIOUS VIRGIN'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/12/42; West Palm Beach 9/1/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GH-Q] Molesworth 7/2/43; severe battle damaged Bernberg 20/2/44 with Bob Hullar, Co-pilot: Capt Dick Dubell, Navigator: Elmer Brown, Bombardier: Jim McCormick, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-97557 "Mercy's Madhouse"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/12/43; 1SAG Langley 12/1/44; Mitchell 15/1/44; Assigned 482BG (H2X) Alconbury 5/2/44; transferred 422NLS/305BG [JJ-S] Chelveston 20/3/44; 544BS/384BG [SU-X] Grafton Underwood 4/8/44; 358BS/303BG [VK-X] Molesworth 8/44; landing...

  • 44-8710 'IDLE WHEEL'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/12/44; Hunter 16/12/44; Grenier 3/1/45; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-H] Rougham 22/1/45; transferred 427BS/303BG [GN-Y] Molesworth 18/2/45; Returned to the USA Morrison 29/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal...

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
Born Kings County, NY 14 March 1917

Son of Joseph and Rose J Hullar.

Based Molesworth July 1943 – May 1945

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Ditched RTD English Channel 6 September 1943

Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 #42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR, Returned to duty (RTD).

Died 1984
Buried New Dorp, Staten Island, NY 1984

Moravian Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2020 22:08:30 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added a connection to the 427th BS per on the 303rd BG website.
Source: http://www.303rdbg.com/427hullar.html

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2020 21:57:45 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added a location for the Buried event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 55987181.
Source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55987181/robert-j.-hullar

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2020 21:35:33 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connection to A/C #42-29795 - per info in the book "Half a Wing, Three Engines And a Prayer" by "Brian D. O’Neill" on page 183.

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2020 17:40:07 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connection to A/C #42-29823 - per info in the book "Half a Wing, Three Engines And a Prayer" by "Brian D. O’Neill" on page 176.

Date Contributor Update
08 October 2020 19:50:34 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Updated the Born event per info in the book "Half a Wing, Three Engines And a Prayer" by "Brian D. O’Neill" on pg 1.

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2019 21:41:45 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, service number, biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/76141910?rec=76141920
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55987181/robert-j_-hullar

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2017 15:51:52 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, also from book: Half a wing, three engines and a prayer about this crew's experiences in WW II., Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Biship & Hey p. 269

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