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303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy)
The "Hell's Angels" of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

The Men — The B-17s — The Missions — The Legacy

These historical pages are dedicated to the 9,000 men who served in the 303rd Bombardment Group (H) "Hell's Angels" during World War II. The 303rd Bomb Group was an Eighth Air Force, B-17 Bomber Group stationed at Molesworth, England from 1942 to 1945. Their motto, Might in Flight, was earned on each of their record 364 combat missions. Their place in history and the legacy they left behind will live forever.

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NOW ONLINE!!   303rd BG Association's Historic "Hell's Angels Newsletter" — All 110 Issues

Thunderbird Home
B-17G #42-38050 Thunderbird was one of the 303rd's most famous aircraft and one of the few B-17s to fly over 100 combat missions. The B-17 Thunderbird website led to the development of this 303rd Bomb Group website. It contains a wealth of information on that great B-17, including all 538 crewmen who flew on her 134 recorded flights.

Mighty 8th Air Force Uniforms and Flight Gear
— authentic gear worn by our bomber and fighter crewmen —

We are proud to be the exclusive online host of the World's Foremost Private WWII Uniform Collection. Included are photos of each historic piece, described in detail by collection owner Ed Nored. Our sincere thanks to Ed for allowing us to highlight his amazing collection. Start your educational tour here.

– Latest 20 Additions –

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Robert E. Bechtold (359) 5 Dec 1984
Richard W. Fox (359) 19 June 2016
John C. Hess (358) 13 Nov 2016
Mondo F. Lombardi (359) 18 Jan 2024
Reuben J. Calderon (427) 31 Jan 2024
Harry B. Neilson (358) 4 April 1993
Arnold A. Willis (358) 26 Aug 2023
Robert E. O'Donnell (358) 14 June 2023
John Stephen Proffitt (359) 17 Dec 2016
Frank E. Welshon, Jr. (360) 18 May 2023
Donald O. "Spec" Campen (427) 1 Dec 2021
Michael J. Kacere (427) 1 Feb 2023
Joseph R. Ganshert (358) 18 Nov 2022
Richard D. Duerr (359) 8 Dec 2022
Francis "Frank" Boyle (359) 23 Aug 2022
Andrew T. Panos (359) 21 Aug 2022
Eddie Deerfield (360) 30 Aug 2022
Roy A. Cheek (360) 12 June 2022
William J. Yepes (360) 4 Dec 2021
Ernest G. "Dutch" Schieferstein (360) 17 Sep 2021
"Gone from our homes, forever in our hearts."

 This Day in 303rd Bomb Group History 
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