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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 91st Bomb Group, 8th AF, enroute towards Bremen, Germany, fly high above heavy cloud banks at 27,000 feet altitude. 20 Dec. 1943.

20 December 1943: B-17F 42-29837 "Lady Luck" (coded DF-A) of the 324th Bomb Sq, 91st BG heads home from a trip to Bremen. She flew her final combat sortie on 25 February 1944 to Augsburg with Lt John Klotz's crew, and returned to the States for a War Bond tour. She was scrapped at Stillwater, OK at war's end.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A19627-A61044AC.

Connections

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...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

People

  • John Klotz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flew 25 missions, went home, went back as air instructor/ The Liberty Belle Air Medal, DFC,

Aircraft

  • 41-24490 Jack The Ripper

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-C] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; JACK THE RIPPER. ...

  • 42-29837

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/43; Gore 9/3/43; Duncan 31/3/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-A] Bassingbourn 7/6/43; transferred AFSC 6/4/44 then MTO (Italy & N. Africa); Returned to the USA Tinker 11/6/44; Patterson 23/2/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

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...

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Date Contributor Update
24 September 2018 15:07:09 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
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Date Contributor Update
12 December 2016 21:53:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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