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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 8,960 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 –

– view the complete listing –

John W. Lestonga (358) 9 Apr 2020
Donald W. Stoulil (359) 1 Sept 2020
Alan E. Frey (360) 10 July 2020
Grover C. Mullins (427) 8 April 2016
David M. Koerner (358) 15 May 2020
Jay "Harry" Adams, Jr, (360) 17 Mar 2020
Mario J. Crovo (427) May 2013
Gilbert P. Travis (444) 30 Oct 2018
Arlan R. Allen (358) 29 Nov 2019
Othniel B. Thurlow (358) 7 Feb 2019
Jesse A. Izenberg (359) 18 Aug 2019
Russell S. Klingensmith (359) 4 Aug 2019
Louis C. Jurgensen (360) 20 May 2019
Walter H. McDonald (358) 24 Jun 2019
George V. Strash (359) 20 Apr 2019
Forrest E. "Fory" Barton (360) 15 Mar 2019
Beverly R. Polk, Jr. (360) 25 Jun 1987
Theodore J. “Ted” Holen (427) 15 Mar 2019
William E. Weddington (358) 4 Mar 2019
Salvador Chavez (360) 13 Feb 2019
"Gone from our homes, forever in our hearts."

 This Day in 303rd Bomb Group History 
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