Remembering Fighters and Flyers of WW II

303rd Bomb Group LogoThis page is dedicated to honoring those who served in WWII, especially those who flew with my Grandfather: S/Sgt John Paul Deffinger, a B-17 Ball Turret Gunner with the 303rd Bomb Group, better known as the "Hell's Angels", and the 360th Bomb Squadron.

The 303rd Bomb Group was one of the original heavy bomber groups to join the 8th Army Air Force stationed at Molesworth, England from 1942 to 1945.
Click here for More info on 303rd Bomb Group.

Information on:

Combat Mission 71A

360th Coppom Crew, Lt. John F. Coppom, Pilot (crew notes and photos).

360th Cogswell Crew, Capt. Robert W. Cogswell, Pilot (crew notes and photos).

360th Hicks Crew, Lt. David F. Hicks, Pilot (crew notes and photos).

360th Skerpon Crew, Lt. Melvin Skerpon, Pilot (crew notes and photos).

360th Stevens Crew, Lt. Joseph E. Stevens, Pilot (crew notes).

Other Missions Flown by the 303rd Bomb Group (missions list).

Pictures of 303rd Bomb Group Aircraft in Action.

303rd B-17s in Action Flak so thick you could almost taxi around on it B-17G Formation Bomb Drop

For more pictures of 303rd BG B-17s
taken on actual missions, CLICK HERE..


Bomb Damage Photos Taken from 303rd Bomb Group B-17s

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These pictures show the incredible resolution
possible from more than 25,000 feet altitudes.

For more bomb damage assessment pictures,
CLICK HERE, or on the pictures at the right.


Links to other sites with Army Air Force WWII info: