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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 15/11/43; Ogden 18/11/43; Gr Island 10/12/43; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-S] Bassingbourn 24/2/44; while on training flight, crash-landed base then caught fire 6 April 1944 with Capt Albert Kuehl, CP- Jewell Stevens, N-Mortimer Oudnoss, E-Whitmall Hill; Capts Jim Kelly, Bill Dillo; all six RTD ; fire crews failed to beat the fire and sal n/battle damaged 2SAD Lt Staughton.

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...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron

People

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
19 September 2017 17:03:19 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2015 04:18:14 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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