"Hell's Angels" - "Might in Flight" 303rd Bombardment Group (H)

"Hell's Angels" - "Might in Flight" 303rd Bombardment Group (H) (HM179O)

Location: Pooler, GA 31322 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 6.934', W 81° 14.247'

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358th-359th-360th-427th Flight Squadrons supported
by our essential dedicated Ground units

12 Sept to 11 June 1945 - AAF Station 107
Molesworth, Huntingdonshire, England
Constituted 28 Jan 1942 _ Savannah, Georgia
Inactivated 25 July 1945 - Casablanca, French Morocco
Casualties??????????????????303rd BG (H) B-17's ?????????????????????????Enemy Aircraft
841 KIA???????????????????????210 Combat Losses????????????????????????378 Destroyed
747 POW?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????104 Probables
67 Evadee???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????182 Damaged
29 Internee????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Two Medals of Honor
Lt. Jack Mathis 18 Mar 1943 - T/Sgt Forrest Vosier 20 Dec 1943
Distinguished Unit Citation - 11 Jan 1944 Oschersleben, Germany
One of the Eighth's pioneer Bomb Groups
Most 8th AF B-17 Group combat missions (364)
2nd highest total sorties (10,721)
2nd highest bomb tonnage dropped (26,346)
First to fly 300 missions from United Kingdom
"Hell's" Angels" 1st B-17 to fly 25 missions
"Knockout Dropper" 1st B-17 to fly 50 & 75 missions
The proud "Angels" Never Stood Down



(Backside Plaque)

The 303rd Bombardment Group (H)
"Hells Angels" Combat Team
at Molesworth. England

Air Combat Units

41st Combat Wing (H) Headquarters
303rd Bombardment Group (H) Headquarters
358th Bombardment Squadron (H)
359th Bombardment Squadron (H)
360th Bombardment Squadron (H)
427th Bombardment Squadron (H)

Supported by Ground Units
3rd Station Complement Squadron
8th Dental Unit
18th Weather Squadron
202nd Finance Section
249th Medical Dispensary
303rd Station Hospital
328th Service Squadron which became the
444th Sub Depot
863rd Chemical Company
1114th Quartermaster Company
1199th Military Police Company
1681 Ordnance S & M Company
2097th Fire Fighting Platoon

425th Air Service Group consisting of
Headquarters & Base Service Squadron
575th Air Material Squadron
851st Air Engineering Squadron
Details
HM NumberHM179O
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 3:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 477599 N 3553270
Decimal Degrees32.11556667, -81.23745000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 6.934', W 81° 14.247'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 6' 56.04" N, 81° 14' 14.82" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 175 Bourne Ave, Pooler GA 31322, US
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