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The nose art of B-17F serial 42-30712 "Miss Minookie" (coded OR-R) of the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group. One of four 91st Fortresses lost on the mission of 21 February 1944. Image by William D "Bill" Pulliam, 91st Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Miss Minookie, 91 BG.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30712) nicknamed "Miss Minookie" of the 91st Bomb Group. Image by William D "Bill" Pulliam, 91st Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Miss Minookie, 91 BG.'

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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

Aircraft

  • 42-30712 Miss Minookie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/7/43; Gore 7/8/43; Geiger 9/8/43; Walla Walla 12/8/43; Redmond 15/8/43; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-O/R] Bassingbourn 27/9/43; Missing in Action 23m Achmer 21/2/44 with Neal Ward, Co-pilot: Jim McNulty, Navigator: Don Murray, Bombardier...

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 21:03:35 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 15:30:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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