Skip to main content

303rd BG, 358th BS, Thompson Crew, Augerhead

Back row, left to right:
T/Sgt James R. Welch (E/LWG),
S/Sgt Donald R. Wilson (WG),
S/Sgt Ralph Nakaniski (BTG),
S/Sgt Charles J. Fulanovich (E/TTG),
T/Sgt Robert J. McGuire (R),
S/Sgt Eldred L. Aubrey (TG)

Front row, left to right:
2Lt James R. McConnen (N),
2Lt Aubrey L. Emerson (CP),
1Lt Frank H. Thompson (P),
1Lt Arni Sumarlidason (CP)



  • 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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron


  • Eldred Aubrey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner

  • Aubrey Emerson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #41-24562 'Sky Wolf', Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Charles Fulanovich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer

  • James Mcconnen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Robert McGuire

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Robert McGuire served as a radio operator with the 358th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Molesworth, England. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ralph Nakaniski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Arni Sumarlidason

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Frank Thompson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • James Welch

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer

  • Donald Wilson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner


  • 42-29635 Augerhead

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/43; Salina 7/2/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-M] Molesworth 26/3/43. 18 missions. Missing in Action on the mission to bomb the airfield at Amiens-Glisy, France on 31 August 1943. Pilot: William J. Monahan; Co-pilot: Louis M....


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
23 November 2017 09:53:48 Lucy May Changes to caption

ID of each airman:

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2016 18:05:03 Mags Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

303rd BG Web Page