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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 15/3/44; Kearney 4/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-K] Bassingbourn 3/6/44; 72m battle damaged Cologne 14/1/45 with Wilbur Seller; force landed Denain Afd, Fr; Salvaged 28/1/45. QUALIFIED QUAIL.

Service

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Randall Archer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Westeroden in B-17 44-6093

  • Roger Armstrong

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed on 11/2/44 at Westeroden in B-17 #446093. ...

  • John Askins

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    First Lieutenant John Askins was a pilot with the 91st Bomb Group (Bassingbourn), flying B-17 44-6093. Askins was shot down over Westeroden and taken prisoner on November 2 1944 and interred in Stalag Luft VIIA. ...

  • Hilmer Beicker

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed on 11/2/44 at Westeroden in B-17 #446093

  • Rinaldo Carmazzi

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 401BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Owen Cooper

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier / Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Manley Darsnek

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Zwickau in B-17 Winnie Frank Joe #4297954

  • Sune Engelbrektson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 401BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x missions. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Avery Gage

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Gregory Good

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

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Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • Grenier Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Burbank, Californie, États-Unis March 1944

Production in March 1944 at the Lockheed Burbank plant in California, USA.

Delivered Tulsa, Oklahoma, États-Unis 14 March 1944

Delivered to the Control and Acceptance at Tulsa Oklahoma.
Officially added to the USAAF inventory on 16 March 1944.

Delivered May 1944

Flown from Kearney Field to Grenier Field, New Hampshire.

Delivered 5 May 1944

Delivered to Kearney Field, Nebraska home of the 7th Heavy Bombardment Processing Headquarters.

Delivered 26 May 1944

Ferry flight across the North Atlantic to England.

Assigned 3 June 1944

Assigned to the 91st Bomb Group / 401st Bomb Squadron

Emergency landing 14 January 1945

Crash landing near Denain, France after severe damage sustained over Cologne, Germany.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2018 12:26:05 psan5722 Changes to person associations
Sources

Research on this database and personal knowledge

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2017 18:45:41 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2015 17:09:19 Pat Flyer Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

Documents collected from veterans while writing the book "B-17G Qualified Quail - I'll Bring Them Back"

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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