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"Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 91st Bomb Group, 8th AF, enroute to Bremen, Germany, fly high above heavy cloud banks at 27,000 feet altitude. 20 Dec. 1943".
Lt Hilary H'Bud' Evers and crew aboard 41-24484 'The Bad Egg' at right of picture, at centre, Lt C L Price and crew aboard 42-29679 'Ramblin Wreck'.
NARA Ref # 342-FH-3A19626-61044AC

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...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Hilary Evers

    Military | Major | Pilot
    42-43 and 44-45 served 2 tours. 31 December 1943 returned from mission to Bordeaux in B-17 A/C #41-24484 'The Bad Egg'. Because of the severe damage to the plane, as it touched down on the runway, it ploughed into the jeep. 10 RTD

  • Charles Price

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

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,...

  • 42-29679 'Ramblin Wreck'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/43; Salina 17/2/43; Rapid City 20/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Morrison 28/3/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-F] 29/3/43; 4m transferred 401BS/91BG [LL-A1 then M] Bassingbourn 13/6/43; +24m AFSC 5/4/44; Returned to the USA Lockbourn 4/8/45;...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 159

    20 December 1943
    The port area of Bremen is the target for 546 heavy bombers. The total includes 12 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG. All 12 of these are effective on the target and 11 are damaged. The bomber gunners of this element claim 1-1-0 (this total included with...

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
08 December 2015 11:53:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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