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A cameraman films an airman of the 401st Bomb Squadron, 91st BG as his climbs into his B-17F serial 41-24484 "Bad Egg" (coded LL-C).

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A cameraman films an airman of the 91st Bomb Group as his climbs into his B-17 Flying Fortress.

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

  • 41-24484 'The Bad Egg'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-C] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 1/10/42; on return from Cognac 43+m 31/12/43, diverted through weather to Gt Dunmow, Andrews Field, then Hunsdon Afd, with Hilary Evers, Co-pilot: Paul McDuffee, Navigator: Frank Keneley,...

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
31 October 2014 02:27:11 Gerry Asher Changes to caption, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

RAGGED IRREGULARS OF BASSINGBOURN by Marion Havelaar & William N. Hess

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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