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Actor-turned gunnery instructor Clark Gable, during a well-publicized visit to Bassingbourn, takes time to pose with B-17F 42-5077 "Delta Rebel No. 2" (coded OR-T) of the 323rd Bomb Sq, 91st BG.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A45659-27293AC.

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...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Clark Gable

    Military | Major | Cameraman, Gunner, Actor
    Clark Gable flew 5 missions as Captain filming 50,000 ft of gunnery combat during 1943. He received the Air Medal for his service. 1 mission was flown with the 303rd BG. The rest were with the 351st BG in different aircraft. The film was named 'Combat...

Aircraft

  • 42-5077 Delta Rebel No. 2

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 15/9/42; Bangor 11/10/42; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-T] Bassingbourn 15/10/42; Missing in Action 33m Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 with Bob Thompson, Co-pilot: Serge Klinkow, Navigator: George Lausted, Bombardier: Mike Couzzi, Flight engineer/top...

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
11 December 2016 20:49:45 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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