"Lt Taylor and crew of the 358th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, beside a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. England, 6 Feb 1944."
Rear L-R: 2Lt Austin Julius Mack, 2Lt Herbert E Levy Jr., 1Lt Hobart H Steely, 2Lt Charles M Hall, 2Lt James B. "Jim" Taylor.
Front L-R: S/Sgt Douglas L Jones, S/Sgt Woodroe Gilbert Dulin, S/Sgt James B Cox, S/Sgt William H 'Syracuse' Loveland, Sgt Leslie H "Buster" Schweinebraten, Sgt Royal G Kennard Jr.
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.
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.'
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
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.
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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...
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...
||4 December 1911
Harvy Monroe and Alice Elizabeth Loveland.
||Syracuse, Onondaga County, NY
||23 July 1942
||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.
||St. Lawrence County, NY
||25 April 1986
||Greenwood Cemetery, Morristown, NY
Morristown, St. Lawrence County, NY