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Erven Albert Chuhran

Military

Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. B-17 42-29930 'Miss Patricia' crashed shortly after takeoff on a local night training mission. 23-Oct-43. Killed in Service (KIS)

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Leonard Jokerst

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 x Combat missions. B-17F 42-29930 'Miss Patricia' crashed shortly after takeoff on a local night training mission. 23-Oct-43. Killed in Service (KIS) Awards: PH.

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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...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29930 'QUI-NINE THE BITTER DOSE' aka 'MISS PATRICIA'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/3/43; Casper 29/3/43; Smoky Hill 14/4/43; Walla Walla 5/7/43; Tinker 21/5/43; Dow Fd 3/6/43; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-J] Thurleigh 17/6/43; transferred 360BS/303BG [PU-I] Molesworth 25/9/43; crashed on take off at Keyston, Hunts.,...

  • 42-3131 Winnie The Pooh, Flak Wolf

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/43; 19/4/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-U] Molesworth 4/6/43; RWG Leon Kesky Killed in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43; 40m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with John Carothers, Co-pilot: Chas Frost, Radio Operator: George...

  • 42-5482 Cat O'Nine Tails

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; Brookley 1/2/43; Homestead 14/2/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-W] Molesworth 6/3/43; sustained flak damage over Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ambrose Grant, Co-pilot: Franklin Ball, Navigator: Jim Berger,...

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 Detroit, Michigan, USA 12 February 1922

Son of Frank Joseph Chuhran and Rose Surini.

Enlisted Detroit, Michigan, USA 10 October 1942
Based Molesworth 1943 – 23 October 1943

Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Old Weston, Huntingdon PE28 0QB, UK 23 October 1943

B-17 42-29930 'Miss Patricia' crashed shortly after takeoff on a local night training mission. 23-Oct-43. Killed in Service (KIS)

Buried Cambridge American Cemetery 24 October 1943

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery
Coton, Cambs, UK

Buried Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Southfield, Oakland County, MI March 1954

Re-interred
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2020 11:52:09 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/319084593
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/118771501/erven-f-chuhran
Removed # from A/C serial to aid clarity and consistency

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2020 22:15:40 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Updated the Born event per info on fold3.com.
Source: https://www.fold3.com/image/659312353

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2020 19:48:59 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/659312353
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763851
https://www.fold3.com/image/319084593
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/118771501/erven-f-chuhran

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2020 19:45:29 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/659312353
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763851
https://www.fold3.com/image/319084593
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/118771501/erven-f-chuhran

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2020 02:23:22 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2018 16:29:08 Al_Skiff Changes to events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/319084593
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763851?terms=Erven%20Chuhran
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-29930&Submit4=Go
http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/071.pdf
http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/079.pdf
http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/072.pdf
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/118771501/erven-f-chuhran

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2018 16:23:22 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/319084593
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763851?terms=Erven%20Chuhran
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-29930&Submit4=Go
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/118771501/erven-f-chuhran

Date Contributor Update
17 October 2017 13:37:46 Lucy May Changes to surname, firstname, service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.303rdbg.com/360jokerst.html
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=118771501
https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2013/287/118771501_138189079350.jpg
Ancestry.com: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/46295572/person/2409936...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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