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Gerald Tucker playing tennis at the rest home after crew of Destiny's Tot ditched #42-3119 into the North Sea on July 26. 1943.
Photo taken August 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...

  • Gerald Tucker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Sgt Gerald Tucker (whose first name is often misspelled Gerold) was Right Waist Gunner on B-17 #42-3119 when it was shot down on the Hamburg mission of 26 July 1943. The plane ditched in the North Sea and all ten crew were saved and returned to base. ...


  • 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 10:37:45 Lucy May Changes to person associations

Added connection to Gerald Tucker

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2015 04:16:57 V York Created entry with caption and person associations

My father's photo.