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Lt William H Wheeler and crew of the 401st Bomb Sqn, 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, beside The Boeing B-17 42-29816 "The Eager Beaver". England.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A10658-C62772AC.

Connections

Units

  • 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...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Louis Bianchi

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #425069 'Our Gang. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Bride

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner

  • James Cobb

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #425069 'Our Gang. ' Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Raymond Gillet

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #425069 'Our Gang. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Govern

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner

  • Joseph Newbury

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #425069 'Our Gang. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Bayne Scurlock

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #425069 'Our Gang. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lloyd Thomas

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #425069 'Our Gang. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Wheeler

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #425069 'Our Gang. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Denver Woodward

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #425069 'Our Gang. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Aircraft

  • 42-29816 'The Eager Beaver'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 22/2/43; Salina 3/3/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-K] Bassingbourn 19/4/43; Missing in Action Amiens Glisy 31/8/43 with Buster Peek, Co-pilot: Bill Edwards, Navigator: Merlen Crist, Bombardier: Roger Fuller, Flight engineer/top turret...

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 12:21:48 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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