The nose art of B-17G serial 42-32076 "Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby" (coded LL-E) of the 401st Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '29/5/44.'
IWM catalogue record
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The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby" of the 91st Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '29/5/44.'
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 24/1/44; Cheyenne 28/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; Presque Is 29/2/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-E] Bassingbourn 23/3/44; Missing in Action 23m Posnan 29/5/44 with Bob Guenther, Co-pilot: George Havrisik, Navigator: John Lowdermilk, Bombardier...
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...