Delivered Denver 29/1/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-B] Bassingbourn 22/4/43; Missing in Action 16m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Gene Lockhart, Co-pilot: Clive Woodbury, Navigator: Granville Williams, Bombardier: Bob Sherwin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ted Cetnarowski, Radio Operator: Bill Darden, Ball turret gunner: George Serafin, Waist gunner: Chester Raphoom, Waist gunner: John Husick,Tail gunner: Art Burns (10 Returned to Duty); severely damaged by enemy aircraft, continued to target but never reached home base, ditched North Sea, all rescued by RAF Walrus from Hawkinge and taxied back to Ramsgate. HITLER'S GREMLIN.
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...
17 August 1943
The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...
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...
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||17 August 1943
Severely damaged by enemy aircraft, continued to target Schweinfurt but was forced to ditch in the North Sea after running out of fuel while returning to base. No MACR.