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Moulsford Manor, the rest home where crew of Destiny's Tot # 42-3119 were sent after ditching in the North Sea on July 26, 1943.



  • Victor Ciganek

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Sgt Victor Ciganek was assigned to the 91st Bomb Group 322nd Squadron based at Bassingbourn. Victor served as radio operator on the B-17 #42-3119 "Destiny's Tot" on the Hamburg mission of 26 July 1943. Upon returning the B-17 ditched into the North Sea...


  • Moulsford Manor

    Military site : non-airfield
    Run by the American Red Cross, Moulsford Manor was one of 16 country houses or 'flak homes' which housed airmen for Rest and Recuperation away from the stress of flying missions. Each serviceman was entitled to at least one rest period during their 25...


Date Contributor Update
17 October 2017 10:55:32 Lucy May Changes to caption and place associations

Identified rest home by comparing image with photo of Moulsford Manor:
See: Roger Freeman's 'Mighty Eighth War Manual', pg. 142 for another photo showing the same view of Moulsford Manor.

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2015 04:04:59 V York Created entry with caption and person associations

My father's photo.