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Capt George P Birdsong and crew of the 323rd Bomb Sqn, 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, beside a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Delta Rebel'. England, 16 June 1943.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A10603-C62755AC.



  • 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

    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


  • Robert Abb

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2'

  • George Birdsong

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Flew 25 missions as pilot on 'Delta Rebel #2'

  • B Byrd

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2'

  • Henry Carter

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2'

  • Harry Kulchesky

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2'

  • Ernest Miller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2'

  • Steven Perri

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Flew 25 missions on Delta Rebel #2 First mission was Nov 7 1942 DFC; Air Medal w 3Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Randy Petersen

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2'

  • Eugene Remmel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    Flew 25 missions on' Delta Rebel #2'/Returned to states became an instructor,Volunteered for another tour of combat. Flew 50 missions with the 450th BG/15th AAF. Plane was hit, he bailed out and was helped by Marshall Tito's Partisan soldiers Evaded (EVD)

  • Joseph Reynolds

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2', died non battle. Awards: AM (OLC), PH.


  • 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...


  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , 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...


Date Contributor Update
23 March 2017 17:40:17 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations

Date Contributor Update
12 December 2016 18:22:03 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations