IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Personnel of the 91st Bomb Group wait in a crew truck at Bassingbourn. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 11 Nov 1943.' [stamp] and 'Copyright Photograph supplied by New York Times.' '292369.' [Censor no] Printed caption on reverse: 'NEW YORK TIMES PHOTO SHOWS:- Scenes at a FIGHTER & BOMBER STATION somewhere in England. Outside their transport lorry.'
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...
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...