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The Site of the October 14, 1943 Crash of B17F The Site of the October 14, 1943 Crash of B17F
The Site of the October 14, 1943 Crash of B17F "Cat O'Nine Tails"

The site of the October 14, 1943 crash of B17F "Cat O'Nine Tails" in the back yard of the home of Mr. John T. Gell in Risley, Bedfordshire, England. The new painting "The Cat Comes Home." by artist Keith Hill was dedicated 66 years later on October 14, 2009 at the JIOCEUR Analytic Center at RAF Molesworth. Mr. Gell's sons Jim and Andrew attended the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Javier Cruz)
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Posted: 10/20/2009

Artist Keith Hill (2nd from left) Joins Capt. Harry Babin, JAC Deputy CommanderArtist Keith Hill (2nd from left) Joins Capt. Harry Babin, JAC Deputy Commander
Artist Keith Hill (2nd from left) Joins Capt. Harry Babin, JAC Deputy Commander

British aviation and military artist Mr. Keith Hill (2nd from left) stands with JAC Deputy Commander Capt. Henry J. "Harry" Babin as they unveil the artist's latest work "The Cat Comes Home. " Others in the photo include Mrs Jean Gell, Jim Gell (who was an infant when the plane crashed in his back yard in 1943), and Mr. Gell's brother Andrew (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Javier Cruz)
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Posted: 10/20/2009

Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Tour Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Tour
Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Tour

Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner and Tour Guide, Mr. Tom Mullauny, welcomes the group to his home (L-R Mr. Tom Mullauny, US Navy Lt. Shawn Phillips, US Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Miller, US Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Sellers and US Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Utter). (Photo by Melony Angelilli)
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Posted: 10/8/2009

Retired Lt Col Brian McGuire at the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial Retired Lt Col Brian McGuire at the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial
Retired Lt Col Brian McGuire at the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial

Retired Lt Col Brian McGuire at the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial at RAF Molesworth, England prior to the dedication ceremony on June 3, 2000. The new JAC parking lot is named after Lt Col McGuire, (Photo courtesy of 303rd Bomb Group Association)
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Posted: 10/2/2009

Unveiling of  the Sign Designating the new Lt. Col. Brian S. McGuire parking lot Unveiling of  the Sign Designating the new Lt. Col. Brian S. McGuire parking lot
Unveiling of the Sign Designating the new Lt. Col. Brian S. McGuire parking lot

JIOCEUR Senior Enlisted Leader, Navy Master Chief John C. Frakes and JAC Commander, Marine Corps Col. Pete Devlin unveil the sign designating the new Lt. Col. Brian S. McGuire parking lot on September 29, 2009. The lot honors the memory of McGuire and his work in support of the legacy of the 303rd Bomb Group, which flew from Molesworth, during WWII. His contributions included funding and building the 303rd Memorial at the gate to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel A. Goff)
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Posted: 10/1/2009

Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler C. Gray Breaks the Ceremonial Ribbon Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler C. Gray Breaks the Ceremonial Ribbon
Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler C. Gray Breaks the Ceremonial Ribbon

On the Direction of JAC Commander, Marine Corps Col. Pete Devlin (on left), Junior Enlisted Award Winner Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler C. Gray plows his truck through the ceremonial ribbon to open the new Lt Col Brian S. McGuire parking lot on RAF Moleswoth as JAC Senior Enlisted Leader, Navy Master Chief John C. Frakes holds the ribbon. The 147 spaces in the new lot respond to a JAC quality of life requirement (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel A. Goff)
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Posted: 10/1/2009

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Ms. Pauline "Bobby" Roberts as she appeared during the 1940's

Ms. Pauline "Bobby" Roberts as she appeared during the 1940's when she was engaged to Staff Sgt. Joseph G. "Zip" Zsampar. Their romance tragically ended when the B-17F Flying Fortress bomber "FDR's Potato Peeler Kids" in which he was the tail gunner was shot down with the loss of the entire crew on May 14, 1943. (Photo courtesy of Ms. Louise Smedley-Hampson)
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Posted: 9/29/2009

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Staff Sgt. Joseph G. "Zip" Zsampar, U.S. Army Air Corps

Staff Sgt. Joseph G. "Zip" Zsampar, U.S. Army (Front row, far right) was a member of the crew of Capt Ross C. Bales. He was killed when the B-17F Flying Fortress was shot down over the North Sea on May 14, 1943. The visit on September 25, 2009 of Ms. Louise Smedley-Hampson commemorated the life of Staff Sgt. Zsampar to whom her mother was engaged until his death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Javier Cruz)
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Posted: 9/29/2009

Ms. Louise Smedley-Hampson signs the Guest Book at the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial Ms. Louise Smedley-Hampson signs the Guest Book at the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial
Ms. Louise Smedley-Hampson signs the Guest Book at the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial

Ms. Louise Smedley-Hampson signs the guest book at the 303rd Bomb Group (Heavy) Memorial , RAF Molesworth, England. She visited the base to commemorate the life and sacrifice of Staff Sgt. Joseph G. "Zip" Zsampar, U.S. Army Air Corps to whom her mother was engaged before his B-17 Flying Fortress "FDR's Potato Peeler Kids" was shot down in May 1943 with the loss of the whole ten-man crew. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Javier Cruz)
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Posted: 9/29/2009


"Teddy" Contemplates the 303rd Bomb Group (Heavy) Memorial at RAF Molesworth, England

Retired Patient Assistance Dog "Teddy" contemplates the 303rd Bomb Group (Heavy) Memorial at RAF Molesworth, England. Teddy accompanied Ms. Louise Smedley Hampson on September 25th to commemorate the life of Staff Sgt. Joseph G. "Zip" Zsampar, U.S. Army Air Corps to whom her mother was engaged before his B-17 Flying Fortress was shot down in May 1943. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Javier Cruz)
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Posted: 9/29/2009

Ms. Smedley-Hampson, her husband John, and retired Patient Assistance Dog Ms. Smedley-Hampson, her husband John, and retired Patient Assistance Dog
Ms. Smedley-Hampson, her husband John, and retired Patient Assistance Dog "Teddy" at the 303rd Bomb Group (Heavy) Memorial

Ms. Louise Smedley-Hampson, her husband John, and retired Patient Assistance Dog "Teddy" are welcomed at the 303rd Bomb Group (Heavy) Memorial by JIOCEUR Analytic Center Senior Enlisted Leader, Navy Master Chief John C. Frakes. Ms. Smedley Hampson visited RAF Molesworth, England on September 25th to commemorate the life of Staff Sgt. Joseph G. "Zip" Zsampar, U.S. Army Air Corps to whom her mother was engaged before his B-17 Flying Fortress was shot down in May 1943. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Javier Cruz)
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Posted: 9/29/2009

Ms. Smedley-Hampson is presented a certificate by Navy Master Chief John C. FrakesMs. Smedley-Hampson is presented a certificate by Navy Master Chief John C. Frakes
Ms. Smedley-Hampson is presented a certificate by Navy Master Chief John C. Frakes

Ms. Louise Smedley-Hampson is presented a certificate by JIOCEUR Analytic Center Senior Enlisted Leader, Navy Master Chief John C. Frakes. The certificate commemorates her visit and the service and sacrifice of Staff Sergeant Joseph G. "Zip: Zsampar, U.S. Army Air Corps to whom her mother, then Ms. Pauline "Bobby" Roberts was engaged before his B-17 Flying Fortress was shot down in May 1943. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Javier Cruz)
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Posted: 9/29/2009

British Civic Leaders Visit RAF Molesworth for a Tour and Mission BriefingsBritish Civic Leaders Visit RAF Molesworth for a Tour and Mission Briefings
British Civic Leaders Visit RAF Molesworth for a Tour and Mission Briefings

Brisish Civic Leaders get a JIOCEUR Analytic Center (JAC) Molesworth mission briefing from US Marine Corps Col. Peter H. Devlin, JAC commander.
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Posted: 9/22/2009

British Civic Leaders Visit RAF Molesworth for a Tour and Mission BriefingsBritish Civic Leaders Visit RAF Molesworth for a Tour and Mission Briefings
British Civic Leaders Visit RAF Molesworth for a Tour and Mission Briefings

Brisish Civic Leaders gather at the 303rd Bomb Wing Memorial for a photo during a visit to RAF Molesworth.
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Posted: 9/22/2009

US Army Members at Molesworth “Pound” Pavement for British VeteransUS Army Members at Molesworth “Pound” Pavement for British Veterans
US Army Members at Molesworth “Pound” Pavement for British Veterans

US Army Maj. Jennifer Wabals presents a check to Staff Sgt. William Hornsbey and Sgt. Tanky Turner of the Northamptonshire Yeomanary Association’s to help with their annual ball to . Others from left to right are Staff Sgt. Jessica Shaffer, Mr. Joe Ekins, Sgt. Jason Olivencia, First Sgt. Clayton Grimes, Mr. Keith Hill, Mr. Bernard Weston, Mr. Les Fiander, and Staff Sgt. Katherine Baker. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Javier Cruz, USAF)
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Posted: 9/22/2009

Members of the 423rd Security Forces Squadron listen to Col DevlinMembers of the 423rd Security Forces Squadron listen to Col Devlin
Members of the 423rd Security Forces Squadron listen to Col Devlin

Members of the 423rd Security Forces Squadron listen as JIOCEUR Commander, Marine Corps Colonel Pete Devlin briefs the group on the mission of the JAC. The Security Forces members were invited to the JAC as part of the JAC outreach to our partner units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Javier Cruz)
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Posted: 9/11/2009

NFL Picks JAC Honor Guard for London Game - Again!NFL Picks JAC Honor Guard for London Game - Again!
NFL Picks JAC Honor Guard for London Game - Again!

For the third year in a row the National Football League has chosen the JAC Honor Guard to perform at the annual regular season game played at London's Wembley Stadium. The Honor Guard will team with a British Armed Forces unit on 25 October when the New England Patriots clash with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (U.S. Air Force PHoto by Staff Sgt. Chad E. Chisholm)
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Posted: 9/8/2009

Hometown News This Thursday September 9th  at NYPD 1300-1600Hometown News This Thursday September 9th  at NYPD 1300-1600
Hometown News This Thursday September 9th at NYPD 1300-1600

Hometown News This Thursday September 9th at NYPD 1300-1600 will tape your holiday greeting to friends and family. (Photo by Christine June, USAG Kaiserslautern)
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Posted: 9/7/2009

Mark Hanna, is presented a miniature bulldog by Col. Pete Devlin, JAC CommanderMark Hanna, is presented a miniature bulldog by Col. Pete Devlin, JAC Commander
Mark Hanna, is presented a miniature bulldog by Col. Pete Devlin, JAC Commander

Mr. Mark Hanna, outgoing NGA Representative to the JIOCEUR Analytic Center is presented a miniature bulldog by Marine Corps Col. Pete Devlin, JAC Commander. As Col Devlin noted, the bulldog symbolizes the spirit, tenacity, and loyalty to the mission which Mr. Hanna displayed during his 4 years at RAF Molesworth leading his NGA team though challenges culminating in a top notch team which he leaves as his legacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Peter Park)
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Posted: 8/20/2009

Col. Frederick Schwarz presents the  Purple Heart to Mr. Richard KeltsCol. Frederick Schwarz presents the  Purple Heart to Mr. Richard Kelts
Col. Frederick Schwarz presents the Purple Heart to Mr. Richard Kelts

JAC JRISE Detroit Director of Operations, Army Col. Frederick Schwarz presents the Purple Heart to Mr. Richard Kelts. Kelts was wounded in Vietnam when his armored personnel carrier hit a mine. Capt. David A. Kerr of the JRISE (on left behind Col. Schwarz) took the initiative to ensure that his neighbor received the award in a military ceremony on July 25th after he learned that Kelts received the award unceremoniously in the mail. (Photo courtesy of Oakland Press, Pontiac, Michigan)
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Posted: 8/19/2009

Sgt. Tyler C. Gray and Fleet Master Chief Maddocks, Jr. scan the crowd for Spc. McCreeSgt. Tyler C. Gray and Fleet Master Chief Maddocks, Jr. scan the crowd for Spc. McCree
Sgt. Tyler C. Gray and Fleet Master Chief Maddocks, Jr. scan the crowd for Spc. McCree

Marine Corps Sergeant Tyler C. Gray and Fleet Master Chief Roy M. Maddocks, Jr. scan the crowd during an all-hands at RAF Molesworth for Army Specialist Leon E. McCree who Gray has just nominated to recieve a surprise unit coin from the U.S. European Command Senior Enlisted leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel A. Goff)
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Posted: 8/13/2009

Fleet Master Chief Roy M. Maddocks, Jr. Enjoys Lunch with Servicemembers Fleet Master Chief Roy M. Maddocks, Jr. Enjoys Lunch with Servicemembers
Fleet Master Chief Roy M. Maddocks, Jr. Enjoys Lunch with Servicemembers

Fleet Master Chief Roy M. Maddocks, Jr. enjoys lunch with servicemembers at the "NYPD Deli" eatery on Royal Air Force Molesworth during his August 12th visit to the base. The U.S. European Command Senior Enlisted Leader was accompanied to RAF Molesworth by Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Allyn W. Webb, (on his right) SEL for the EUCOM Director of Intelligence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel A. Goff)
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Posted: 8/13/2009

Fleet Master Chief Roy M. Maddocks, Jr congratulates JAC Petty Officer Sabrina Hunter Fleet Master Chief Roy M. Maddocks, Jr congratulates JAC Petty Officer Sabrina Hunter
Fleet Master Chief Roy M. Maddocks, Jr congratulates JAC Petty Officer Sabrina Hunter

Fleet Master Chief Roy M. Maddocks, Jr congratulates JAC Petty Officer Sabrina Hunter on her selection as U.S. European Command Junior Servicemember of the Quarter during an all-enlisted call at Royal Air Force Molesworth during the EUCOM Senior Enlisted Leader's visit to units at the base on August 12th. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel A. Goff)
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Posted: 8/13/2009

Fleet Master Chief Roy M. Maddocks, Jr Speaks to Enlisted Members Fleet Master Chief Roy M. Maddocks, Jr Speaks to Enlisted Members
Fleet Master Chief Roy M. Maddocks, Jr Speaks to Enlisted Members

Fleet Master Chief Roy M. Maddocks, Jr speaks to enlisted members of units at Royal Air Force Molesworth during an all hands on August 12th, as JAC SEL Master Chief John C. Frakes and Chief Master Sgt. Allyn W. Webb, SEL for the EUCOM Director of Intelligence (at far left) observe. The EUCOM SEL visited to assess QOL issues, professional development opportunities, and to see collaboration with partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel A. Goff)
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Posted: 8/13/2009

Navy Fleet Master Chief Roy Maddocks, Jr. leads physical training for the new Navy Chief Petty Officer selectees. Navy Fleet Master Chief Roy Maddocks, Jr. leads physical training for the new Navy Chief Petty Officer selectees.
Navy Fleet Master Chief Roy Maddocks, Jr. leads physical training for the new Navy Chief Petty Officer selectees.

Navy Fleet Master Chief Roy Maddocks, Jr. (R) along with several other Chiefs, leads physical training for new Chief Petty Officer selectees when he visited RAF Molesworth this week. (U.S. Navy Photo by Chief Petty Officer Keith Van Hoosen)
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Posted: 8/13/2009

Chief Petty Officer selectees begin the CPO induction program with physical fitnessChief Petty Officer selectees begin the CPO induction program with physical fitness
Chief Petty Officer selectees begin the CPO induction program with physical fitness

Navy Chief Petty Officer selectees begin the Navy CPO induction program with physical fitness, (L-R) Chief Petty Officer selectees Paul A. Fleming, and Steven D. Painter, Chief Petty Officer selectee (Honorary) Army Staff Sergeant Charlene R. Potter, receive guidance from Senior Chief Petty Officer Robert A. Judd, and Master Chief Petty Officer John C. Frakes. (U.S. Navy Photo by Chief Petty Officer Keith Van Hoosen)
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Posted: 8/13/2009

Col. Pete Devlin, JIOCEUR Analytic Center (JAC) Commander, overcomes the obstacle Col. Pete Devlin, JIOCEUR Analytic Center (JAC) Commander, overcomes the obstacle
Col. Pete Devlin, JIOCEUR Analytic Center (JAC) Commander, overcomes the obstacle

During UK TOUGH GUY summer 2009, Marine Corps Col. Pete Devlin, JIOCEUR Analytic Center (JAC) Commander, overcomes the behemoth described as : "a series of 4 towers over a bed of killer nettles. the first task is shimmying up a telegraph pole to the top of the first tower - don't be tempted to clamber up the blue netting, this is to break your fall!" (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Goff)
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Posted: 8/5/2009

Master Chief John C. Frakes (#6545) runs during UK TOUGH GUY Master Chief John C. Frakes (#6545) runs during UK TOUGH GUY
Master Chief John C. Frakes (#6545) runs during UK TOUGH GUY

JAC Senior Enlisted Advisor, Navy Master Chief John C. Frakes (#6545) runs during UK TOUGH GUY summer 2009 in Old Perton, England. The Master Chief was part of the nine member JAC HAMMERS team in the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Goff)
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Posted: 8/5/2009

Chief Petty Officer Steven L. Shultz crawls through a barbed wire obstacle Chief Petty Officer Steven L. Shultz crawls through a barbed wire obstacle
Chief Petty Officer Steven L. Shultz crawls through a barbed wire obstacle

JAC Navy Chief Petty Officer Steven L. Shultz crawls through a barbed wire obstacle during the UK TOUGH GUY summer 2009 competition in Perton, England. The Chief was part of the nine member JAC HAMMERS team which competed against other military and civilian teams from the UK and Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Goff)
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Posted: 8/5/2009

Col. Pete Devlin & LT Jose Lepesuastegui navigate a TOUCH GUY water obstacle Col. Pete Devlin & LT Jose Lepesuastegui navigate a TOUCH GUY water obstacle
Col. Pete Devlin & LT Jose Lepesuastegui navigate a TOUCH GUY water obstacle

JAC Commander Marine Corps Col. Pete Devlin and LT Jose Lepesuastegui (on his right) navigate a water obstacle during UK TOUGH GUY summer 2009 in Old Perton, England. For the Col. it is his third TOUGH GUY and the fourth for the LT. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Goff)
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Posted: 8/5/2009

JAC HAMMERS Team Summer 2009JAC HAMMERS Team Summer 2009
JAC HAMMERS Team Summer 2009

The JAC HAMMERS were among almost 3,000 participants completing a cold and wet UK TOUGH GUY competition on July 25th in ln Old Perton, England. Standing L-R: JAC Commander, Marine Corps Col. Pete Devlin, Marine Sgts. Matthew Johnson, Stacy Jacobs, and Daniel K. Butrim, Navy Master Chief Petty Officer John C. Frakes, Chief Petty Officer Steven Schultz, and Anthony Devlin. Kneeling are Shane Devlin and LT Jose Lepesuastegui. (USAF Photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Goff)
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Posted: 8/5/2009

Carrying a log across a cold. muddy stream during Tough Guy '09Carrying a log across a cold. muddy stream during Tough Guy '09
Carrying a log across a cold. muddy stream during Tough Guy '09

Carrying a log across a cold, muddy stream, Marine Corps Sergeants Matthew Johnson, Stacy F. Jacobs, and Daniel K. Butrim (in brown shirts) compete in the UK TOUGH GUY summer 2009 competition in Old Perton, England. The Marines are assigned to RAF Molesworth UK (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel A. Goff)
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Posted: 8/4/2009

British Historians Cliff Bishop, Stan Bishop, and Malcolm OsbornBritish Historians Cliff Bishop, Stan Bishop, and Malcolm Osborn
British Historians Cliff Bishop, Stan Bishop, and Malcolm Osborn

British Historians Cliff Bishop, Stan Bishop, and Malcolm Osborn stand in front of the 303rd Bomb Group (Heavy) Memorial at RAF Molesworth on July 21, 2009. (Photo Courtesy of Malcolm Osborn)
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Posted: 7/22/2009

Comedian Bob Hope gave a show for the members of the 303rd Bomb Group Comedian Bob Hope gave a show for the members of the 303rd Bomb Group
Comedian Bob Hope gave a show for the members of the 303rd Bomb Group

Comedian Bob Hope gave a show for the members of the 303rd Bomb Group on July 6, 1943. On July 21, 2009 three noted Britsih aviation historians stood on the same spot, (Photo Courtesy of 303rd Bomb Group Association)
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Posted: 7/22/2009

Former U.S. Army Air Corps Master Sergeant Fabin Folmer meets JAC Senior Enlisted Leader Navy Master Chief John FrakesFormer U.S. Army Air Corps Master Sergeant Fabin Folmer meets JAC Senior Enlisted Leader Navy Master Chief John Frakes
Former U.S. Army Air Corps Master Sergeant Fabin Folmer meets JAC Senior Enlisted Leader Navy Master Chief John Frakes

Former U.S. Army Air Corps Master Sergeant Fabin Folmer, crew chief of the famed B-17 "Hells Angels" - the first B17 to complete 25 Missions during WWII meets in Osage Iowa with JAC Senior Enlisted Leader Navy Master Chief John Frakes. 91 year old Folmer recalled his time at Molesworth 1942-1943. After the plane completed 48 missions Folmer went on a war bond tour in the U.S. where he visited the movie set of of "To Have and Have Not" and was photographed with Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Hoagy Carmichel and Walter Brennan. (Photo by David Namanny courtesy of Mitchell County Press News of Osage, Iowa)
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Posted: 7/16/2009

Painting “Molesworth Dawn” by noted British aviation artist Keith Hill Painting “Molesworth Dawn” by noted British aviation artist Keith Hill
Painting “Molesworth Dawn” by noted British aviation artist Keith Hill

Painting “Molesworth Dawn” by noted British aviation artist Keith Hill – Master Sergeant Folmer is pictured in this painting as the crew chief under the propeller hub with the "Hells Angels" flght jacket. The painting was commissioned by the first JAC Commander, Air Force Colonel -- later Major General -- Glen D. Shaffer. Master Sgt. Folmer autographed prints of "Molesworth Dawn" during the July 13th visit to him in his Osage, Iowa home by JAC Senior Enlisted Leader, Navy Master Chief Petty Officer John C. Frakes. The print will be presented to reciptients of a new award named after Folmer. (Photo courtesy of artist Mr, Keith Hill)
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Posted: 7/13/2009

Ground crew in front of B-17 'Hells Angels'Ground crew in front of B-17 'Hells Angels'
Ground crew in front of B-17 'Hells Angels'

Ground crew in front of B-17 'Hells Angels' which was painted with names after completing 48 missions and on its way to a bond tour in the US. MSgt Folmer is on far right, front row. (Photo courtresy of 303rd Bomb Group Association)
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Posted: 7/13/2009

Famous B17F 'Hells Angels' Air and Ground crew Famous B17F 'Hells Angels' Air and Ground crew
Famous B17F 'Hells Angels' Air and Ground crew

Famous B17F 'Hells Angels' air and ground crew – MSgt Folmer is sitting on the propeller hub (Photo courtesy of 303rd Bomb Group Association)
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Posted: 7/13/2009

Master Sgt. Fabian S. Folmer with Hollywood Stars on Set of Master Sgt. Fabian S. Folmer with Hollywood Stars on Set of
Master Sgt. Fabian S. Folmer with Hollywood Stars on Set of "To Have and Have Not"

Master Sgt. Fabian S. Folmer with Hollywood stars on the set of the 1944 blockbuster "To Have and Have Not" when the crew of of his B17 'Hells Angels' visited Hollywood as part of war bond tour after the B17 completed 48 missions. In the photo: (Back L-R) Staff Sgt. Ernest H. Touhey, Staff Sgt Edward A. West, Jr, Capt. John R. Johnston, Staff Sgt. John R. Kosilla, Walter Brennan, Staff Sgt Kasmer Wegrzyn (Front L-R) Hoagie Carmichael, Capt. Irl Baldwin, Humphrey Bogart, Master Sgt. Fabian S. Folmer, Lauren Bacall, Sgt. Wilson F. Fairfield (Photo courtesy of 303rd Bomb Group Association)
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Posted: 7/13/2009

420 wins AMMO bowl420 wins AMMO bowl
420 wins AMMO bowl

Airmen from the 420th Munitions Squadron, RAF Welford pose with the 23rd Annual USAFE AMMO Bowl trophy. The team beat out nine others representing six bases in three countries to take the title.
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Posted: 7/10/2009

The crew that Sergeant Stewart G. Hall served with at RAF MolesworthThe crew that Sergeant Stewart G. Hall served with at RAF Molesworth
The crew that Sergeant Stewart G. Hall served with at RAF Molesworth

The crew that Sergeant Stewart G. Hall (front row far right) served with at RAF Molesworth. The photo was taken in the U.S. before deploying to the UK. At the time of the photo the crew was slated to fly a B-24 "Liberator" bomber (shown in the photo) before they later converted to a B-17 which they flew at Molesworth. Sergeant Hall is in the front row far right. Other members of the crew and their fate after begin shot down on their first mission is a follows: 2Lt. Alexander Alex (Pilot) (POW)(back, 2nd from left), 2Lt. Lon E. Jackman, Jr. (Co-Pilot) (KIA), 2Lt. Nicholas J. Goldschmidt (Navigator) (POW), 2Lt. Albert L. Farrah (Bombardier) (POW), Staff Sgt Joseph Adamczyk (Engineer) (POW), Staff Sgt. W.R. McCarren (Radioman) (POW), Sgt. Harold Micheles (Ball Turret Gunner) (POW), Sgt. Robert J. Newcomb (Left Waist Gunner) (POW/Repatriated), Sgt. Harold A. Brown (Right Waist Gunner) (POW), and Sgt. Stewart G. Hall (Tail Gunner) (POW/Repatriated). (Photo courtesy of 303rd Bomb Group Association)
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Posted: 7/7/2009

Mr. John Cook signs the guest book at the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial Mr. John Cook signs the guest book at the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial
Mr. John Cook signs the guest book at the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial

Mr. John Cook signs the guest book at the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad E, Chisholm)
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Posted: 7/6/2009

Sergeant Stewart G. Hall served with the 303rd Bomb GroupSergeant Stewart G. Hall served with the 303rd Bomb Group
Sergeant Stewart G. Hall served with the 303rd Bomb Group

Sergeant Stewart G. Hall served with the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial at RAF Molesworth, England. Sergeant Hall was shot down on his first and only mission from this base during WWII. Sergeant Hall was the grandfather of Ms. Megan E. Guerra of Texas who asked her co-worker, Mr. John Cook, to place a wreath at RAF Molesworth during Mr. Cook's recent visit. (Photo courtesy of 303rd Bomb Group Association)
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Posted: 7/7/2009

Mr. John Cook lays a wreath on the 303rd Bomb Group MemorialMr. John Cook lays a wreath on the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial
Mr. John Cook lays a wreath on the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial

Mr. John Cook signs the guest book at the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial at RAF Molesworth, England, in memory of Sergeant Stewart G. Hall who was shot down on his first and only mission from this base during WWII. Sergeant Hall was the grandfather of Ms. Megan E. Guerra, a co-worker of Mr. Cook in Texas. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad E. Chisholm)
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Posted: 7/7/2009

Mr. John Cook lays a wreath on the 303rd Bomb Group MemorialMr. John Cook lays a wreath on the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial
Mr. John Cook lays a wreath on the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial

Mr. John Cook lays a wreath on the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial at RAF Molesworth, England in memory of Sergeant Stewart G. Hall who was shot down on his first and only mission from this base during WWII. Sergeant Hall was the grandfather of Ms. Megan E. Guerra, A co-worker of Mr. Cook in Texas. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad E. Chisholm)
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Posted: 7/6/2009

Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Mary A. Bechdel, is congratulated Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Mary A. Bechdel, is congratulated
Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Mary A. Bechdel, is congratulated

Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Mary A. Bechdel, is congratulated on her selection as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year by Marine Corps Colonel Pete Devlin, Commander of the JIOCEUR Analytic Center (JAC) at Royal Air Force Molesworth. Senior Master Sergeant Bechdel has recently joined the JAC as the Superintendent of the Intelligence Directorate (U.S. Air Force Photo by SSgt Chad E. Chisholm)
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Posted: 7/2/2009

Senior Master Sergeant Mary A. Bechdel, USAFSenior Master Sergeant Mary A. Bechdel, USAF
Senior Master Sergeant Mary A. Bechdel, USAF

Senior Master Sergeant Mary A. Bechdel, USAF has been chosen as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. She will go to Washington, D,C, in September and be honored at the annual Air Force Association convention. (U.S. Air Force Photo)
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Posted: 7/2/2009

Chief Bosun's Mate of the USS Porter Stands WatchChief Bosun's Mate of the USS Porter Stands Watch
Chief Bosun's Mate of the USS Porter Stands Watch

Chief Bosun's Mate of the USS Porter Stands Watch over the urn containing the ashes of Chief Radioman Joe Pearson before its committal to the deep off the coast of Normandy France. The service aboard eh USS Porter was carrier out 65 years and one day after RMC Pearson first landed at Utah beach under fire on June 6, 1944 (Photo Courtesy USS Porter)
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Posted: 6/28/2009

    

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