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.
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...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot
Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.
Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Over 200Hrs flightime on combat missions by Apr 43.
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,...
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...