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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 26/10/42; Salina 5/1/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-S] Molesworth 19/2/43; Returned to the USA Robins 29/4/44; Recl Comp 9/8/45. MISS BEA HAVEN.



  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb 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...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron


  • Hillard Alloway

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Calvin Boggs

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Henry Boucher

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Malcolm Brown

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Claude Campbell

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: DSC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals. Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korean conflict.

  • Ralph Cirello

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Beryl Kress

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Harry Rothrock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator/ Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Harry Rothrock was from New Albany, Indiana. He flew 33 missions with the 303rd Bomb Group; 359th Squadron. He flew every mission except 1 with 1st Lt. Billy M. Goolsby. After the war he returned home and opened an auto garage, he never married. He...

  • Mathew Schreidell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Felix Szelwian

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

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  • 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...


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Date Contributor Update
20 March 2020 06:56:02 CastleBren Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations and person associations

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:54 AAM AAM ingest

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