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'Formation of Boeing B-17's somewhere over England. 17 March 1943'.
NARA Ref # 342-FH-3A05765-78936AC.
Centre - B-17F 41-24484 "The Bad Egg" (coded LL-C) of the 401st Bomb Sqn, 91st BG. One of the group's original Fortresses, she flew more than 40 missions; damaged in a landing accident on 31 December 1943, she was repaired and continued her service assigned to the 390th BG.
Centre Top - must be 42-5763 "Bomb Boogie" (91st BG 401st BS LL-F, assigned 9 march 43, lost on Stuttgart 6 Sept 43, crash in France).

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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

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,...

  • 42-5763 Bomb Boogie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 29/12/42; Salina 7/1/43; Homestead 14/2/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-F] Bassingbourn 9/3/43; Missing in Action 17m Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Elwood Arp, Co-pilot: Howie Sherman, Bombardier: Chauncey Harold Hicks returned via Spain, Ball...

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 12:33:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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