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A B-17 Flying Fortress (DF-G, serial number 42-37736) nicknamed "The Duke of Paducah" of the 91st Bomb Group at Duxford. Image via Mason Barnard, 78th Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: 'Duke of Paducah DF-G at Duxford.'



  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

  • 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...



  • 42-37736

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/8/43; Gr Island 5/9/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-G] Bassingbourn 24/9/43; re-assigned as radio relay aircraft with 8AF FC with 67th FW, after 29m; sal 6/11/45. DUKE OF PADUCAH.


  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:29:37 AAM AAM ingest

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