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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

First Lieutenant R.F. Brubaker, a bombardier of the 91st Bomb Group inside the nose gun position of his B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Our Gang", using a Norden bombsight 24 June 1943. Image via BL Davies. Printed caption on reverse of print: 'ETO HQ 43 4321 Pearson 24 June 1943. 1st Lt. R.F. Brubaker, Clearwater, FLA., Bombardier of "Our Gang", a Flying Fortress operating from England, at his Norden Bombsight, just before the ship took off for a bombing mission over enemy territory.' Was passed for publication on 30 Jun 1943, but later reclassified to Confidential. On reverse: 'Return to P.I.D., File, and Confidential Until Re-Classified By Censor' [Stamps].

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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...

People

  • Robert Brubaker

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    B-17 #4124464 'Excalibur' ditched into North Sea on 4 March 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229998. Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft 3, moved to Nurenberg 49-11.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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