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42-5428

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/42; Wilmington 31/1/43; Salina 3/3/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-Z] 24/3/43; transferred 322BS/91BG [LG-T] Bassingbourn 23/12/43; AFSC Burtonwood, Lancs. 8/4/44; Returned to the USA Tinker 21/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Bush Fd 2/7/45. BLACK MAGIC.

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...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Karl

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | B17 Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Robert J Karl was born on February 11, 1923 at La Crosse, Wisconsin and enlisted on January 13, 1943 at Milwaukee, after four years of High School. ...

  • Robert Megchelsen

    Military | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

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
27 September 2014 18:40:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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