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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.

Ground crew of the 91st Bomb Group survey the wreckage of Lieutenant Kuehl's crashed B-17 Flying Fortress (OR-S, serial number 42-31513) nicknamed "Lucky 13" at Bassingbourn. 5 April 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: ' # 4427. B-17. 23153. AFTER BURNING.'

Connections

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...

Aircraft

  • 42-31513

    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...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2014 12:52:15 Ozzie Changes to caption
Sources

From 'Losses of the 8th and 9th AAFs' - SALVAGED:-
B-17G-20-BO 42-31513 OR:S (12 missions) 91BG,323BS.
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Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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