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Don Caldwell and Joe Harlick of the 91st Bomb Group with the tail of a 323rd Bomb Squadron Fortress, B-17F serial 42-29837 "Lady Luck" (coded DF-A), 1943. Image by William D "Bill" Pulliam, 91st Bomb Group. Writtten on slide casing: 'Lady Luck 1943, Don Caldwell (left), Joe Harlick (rt) photo lab.

IWM catalogue record

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Don Caldwell and Joe Harlick of the 91st Bomb Group with the tail of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29837) nicknamed "Lady Luck", 1943. Image by William D "Bill" Pulliam, 91st Bomb Group. Writtten on slide casing: 'Lady Luck 1943, Don Caldwell (left), Joe Harlick (rt) photo lab.

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...

People

  • Don Caldwell

    Military | Photographic Officer
    91st Bomb Group Photo Unit

  • Joseph Harlick

    Military | Sergeant | Photographic Unit
    8 missions over enemy-occupied Europe

  • William Pulliam

    Military | Sergeant | Photographic Unit

Aircraft

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 October 2014 21:10:58 Gerry Asher Changes to caption and place associations
Sources

RAGGED IRREGULARS OF BASSINGBOURN by Marion Havelaar & William N. Hess.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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