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THE 303RD HELL’S ANGELS: NOTABLE FACTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Combat crewmen from 1942 to 1945: 5,292

Total casualties (killed and wounded): 1,748

Total killed in action (KIA): 841

Total prisoners of war (POWs): 764

Total B-17 losses: 210

First Eighth Air Force bomb group to fly 200 missions, July 9, 1944, to Chatteaudon Airfield, France

First Eighth Air Force bomb group to fly 300 missions from England, to Bonn/Hangelar Airfield, Cologne Brillion and Euskirchen

Total combat missions flown: 364—most in Eighth Air Force

Total combat sorties flown (a combat sortie is one aircraft flying one combat mission): 10,721—second-highest in Eighth Air Force, of more than forty bomb groups

Total tons of bombs dropped: 26,346—second highest in Eighth Air Force of more than forty bomb groups

Total manning including support organizations from 1942 to 1945: 8,960

Total aircraft recovered in neutral countries: 3—all to Switzerland

First Eighth Air Force crewman to be awarded the Medal of Honor, Jack Mathis

One of four bomb groups in first Eighth Air Force mission against Germany, January 27, 1943—target Wilhelmshaven

First Eighth Air Force bomber to complete 25 missions, Hell’s Angels

First Eighth Air Force bomber to complete 50 and 75 missions, Knockout Dropper

First Eighth Air Force pilot to complete 25 missions, Irl Baldwin

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