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)
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...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #41-24562 'Sky Wolf', Prisoner of War (POW).
Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer
Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
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.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
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....
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...