T/Sgt. James Moore [ Long Island, New York ], a gunner on Boeing B-17 "The Bad Penny" makes a final check on his gun just before the plane takes off on another mission over enemy territory from its Bassingbourn base in Cambridge, England. 6 May 1943.
NARA Ref 342-FH-3A12622-79044AC.
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...
Home of the Memphis Belle
Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.
Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
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...