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Co-Pilot 2nd Lt F N Dibble,[ Bronxville, NY ] and 1st Lt J M Smith, [ Austin, Texas ] at the controls of "Our Gang" a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" of the 324th Bomber Squadron, Bassingbourne, England, just before take-off on another bombing mission over enemy territory June 43.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A12690-79383AC.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    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

  • Frederick Dibble

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Over 200Hrs flightime on combat missions by Apr 43.

Aircraft

  • 42-5069 Our Gang

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/9/42; New Castle 19/11/42; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-G] Bassingbourn 23/11/42; Missing in Action 20m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Bill Wheeler (401BS), Co-pilot: Louis Bianchi, Navigator: Joe Newberry, Bombardier: Denver Woodward,...

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
12 February 2017 11:14:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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