IWM catalogue record
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Hilmer Beicker of the 91st Bomb Group in the top turret of a B-17G Flying Fortress nicknamed "Qualified Quail". Printed caption on reverse of photo: 'Hilmer Beicker, Engineer on John Askin's crew. Note flak th[r]ough casting under left gun. Also patch ple[x]i-glass behind his head.'
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...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Westeroden in B-17 44-6093
Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed on 11/2/44 at Westeroden in B-17 #446093
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Tulsa 15/3/44; Kearney 4/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-K] Bassingbourn 3/6/44; 72m battle damaged Cologne 14/1/45 with Wilbur Seller; force landed Denain Afd, Fr; Salvaged 28/1/45. QUALIFIED QUAIL.