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Howard H Ganson

Military

9 February 1945 returned from bombing mission to a synthetic oil plant at Lutzkendorf, Germany in which 5 other crew members were killed.

Service

Units served with

  • 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

  • 42-31060 Poque Ma Hone

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17G #42-31060 was delivered to Cheyenne 11/9/43; Assigned to the 427th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group [GN-N] and arrived at Molesworth on 18 October 1943. It was nicknamed "Poque Ma Hone" or POGUE-MA-HONE. (Gaelic for Kiss My Ass!) ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Returned (RTD) Germany 9 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2020 18:17:03 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Corrected a typo in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology Supplement p. 191, Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12245 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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