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" 1st Lt Philip T Palmer [ Wellington, Kansas ], bombardier on the Boeing B-17 "The Bad Penny", gives a final check on a gun before the plane starts out on a mission over enemy territory from its base In Cambridge, England. 5 May 1943. "

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A12116-79042AC.

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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...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

People

  • Philip Palmer

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean Medals. Post War: Remained in USAF serving in Korean and Vietnam wars and rising to Lt Colonel.

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...

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Date Contributor Update
21 March 2017 11:05:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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