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IWM catalogue record

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

A B-17 Flying Fortress (OR-Q, serial number 43-38083) of the 91st Bomb Group taxying in the snow at Bassingbourn, January 1945.' Image by William D "Bill" Pulliam, 91st Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'OR:Q taxi, 1/45 91 BG.'

Connections

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

  • 43-38083 HAPPY VALLEY EXPRESS

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/6/44; Hunter 14/7/44; Dow Fd 23/7/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-V] Bassingbourn 11/8/44; 48m battle damaged Aschaffenburg 22/1/45 with Nelson Van Blarcom, ; flak KO’d two engines and cut out electrics, equipment was dumped to enable...

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
08 September 2014 15:30:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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