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"Bombardier seen in the nose of a B-17 "Flying Fortress" flying somewhere over England".

Another view of bombardier Capt Edwin R Bush, this time aboard the B-17F "Royal Flush!" ,42-5132, coded LL-E, of the 401st Bomb Sq, 91st BG. The ship was lost on the 22 June 1943 mission to Huls as a result of enemy fighter attacks.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A12123-87679AC.

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...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edwin Bush

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
    Aboard 'The Saint' B-17F 41-24431 which suffered an accident while taxiing on the runway on 12-Feb-43 due to strong winds. All 7 crew members were safe. Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 42-5070 'Invasion II. ' Plane was on fire when all crew parachuted...

Aircraft

  • 42-5132 Royal Flush!

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/9/42; New Castle 15/10/42; Assigned 303BG Molesworth 21/12/42; transferred 401BS/91BG [LL-E] Bassingbourn 18/1/43; Missing in Action 23m Huls 22/6/43 with Marcell Fountain, Co-pilot: Oscar Diedering, Navigator: Mo Herman, Bombardier...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2017 15:02:30 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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