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43-37993

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 13/6/44; Kearney 23/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-U] Bassingbourn 23/7/44; 324BS [DF-N]; several times ship sustained battle damage but survived 72m Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 15/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 19/12/45. MAH IDEEL.

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...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Harlyn Bossert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Harlyn Lee Bossert was the son of World War 1 veteran Harry Andrew Bossert. Harlan was born in 1921 in Waterloo Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, and grew up with his younger brother Louis and younger sister Ruth. Harlyn died on December 12, 1986. ...

  • Gilbert Bradley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    served with the John W Green Crew 91st BG

  • Robert Brubaker

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 55

  • Weldon Brubaker

    Military | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Pilot of the Brubaker Crew 91st BG

  • Dale Darling

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Dale J Darling served as a radio operator with the 91st Bomb Group. He took many colour photographs while he was based with the group at Bassingbourn.

  • John Green

    Military | Major | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    John "Jack" William Green, IV was born in Manila, Philippines, on October 16, 1920, where his father, Colonel John W. Green, III, U.S. Army, a veteran of three [sic, five] wars, was serving as Chief of Police of Manila at the time of Jack's birth...

  • Samuel Halpert

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    35 missions from August 1944 to February 1945. AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster Flew with the Brubaker Crew in the 91st BG.

  • Luther Hutton

    Military | Radio Operator / Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Flew with the Brubaker crew 91st BG. ...

  • Harry Jensen

    Military | Bombardier

  • Harry Jensen

    Military | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Flew with the Brubaker Crew 91st BG

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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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2019 00:45:36 RayWells Changes to person associations
Sources

Information courtesy of Marty McAvoy via the 91st BG Facebook Page

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2014 12:09:04 Emily Changes to nicknames, markings and unit associations
Sources

Added name and markings based on associated media

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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