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Members of the crew of the "Bad Penny" a B-17 "Flying Fortress" of the 91st Bomb Group, Cambridge, England just returned to its airfield in England from a raid over France. L-R : S/Sgt Walter Dager, S/Sgt Clarence Cluck, Sgt Paul Shook, T/Sgt James Moore and Sgt Hubert Hayes.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A11972-79070AC.

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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...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Clarence Cluck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gun
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Walter Dager

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Hubert Hayes

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gun
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Moore

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Shook

    Military | Master Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 41-24480 'The Bad Penny'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-B] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; 322BS [LG-A] 5/43 16+m; taken off operations and transferred 403 AD 2/7/43; 8AF HQ Sqd 15/8/43 for VIP duties. Salvaged 19/10/44. Used as camera ship to film Major William Wilder's...

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
20 March 2017 20:14:32 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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