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"Lt Campbell and crew of the 359th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, beside the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'The Old Squaw'. England, 17 July 1943."

Rear L-R: Lt Claude W Campbell, 1Lt Arthur W. Miller, 1Lt George McGregor Ririe Jr, 1Lt Winston Earl Boutelle

Front L-R: T/Sgt Howard E Hernan, T/Sgt Benton F Wilson, T/Sgt George D Quick, T/Sgt Harold A Kraft, T/Sgt Kurt W Bachert



  • 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

    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


  • Kurt Bachert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Winston Boutelle

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Claude Campbell

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    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.

  • Howard Hernan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner

  • Harold Kraft

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Claude Campbell crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Gelsenkirchen in B-17 41-24565 'The Rambling Wreck'; shot down 5-Nov-43, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1157. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Miller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • George Quick

    Military | Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Ruf, E. Crew

  • George Ririe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Benton Wilson

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner


  • 42-3002 'The Old Squaw'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Pocatello 31/12/42; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-Z] Morrison 5/3/43; Molesworth 8/4/43; Missing in Action 6/9/43 with Bob Hullar, Co-pilot: Wilbur Klint, Navigator: Elmer Brown, Bombardier: Jim McCormick, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dale...


Date Contributor Update
21 January 2019 22:34:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations