The transcriptions can aid enormously in researching individuals, aircraft, and missions. Download a copy of the pdf and use the built in search feature of Adobe to find Names, Tail Numbers, Dates, etc.
NOTE: There are some transcription errors (typos) that may require additional searching. For example, searching for my Uncle J. D. Hamner's last name "Hamner" didn't locate all his missions. A second search for "Hammer" found "J.D. Hammer" with the rest of his crewmembers on the missing missions. Aircraft tail numbers are occasionally typed in error. Aircraft 883 was "893" on a few reports. There are some nice diary-like entries. For example, D-Day and VE-Day both get a line or two in with the standard reporting.
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...
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | B-17 AG (Tail gunner)
"Jack" Hamner served as a tail gunner with the 401st Bomb Squadron, of the 91st Bomb Group out of Bassingbourn, England. He flew 30 missions from 5 Jan 44 to 27 May 44. Eight of those missions were in "The Jub Jub Bird" (aircraft 42-31883) as confirmed...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 30/12/43; Casper 4/1/44; Denver 4/2/44; Kearney 12/2/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-Y] Bassingbourn 22/3/44; Missing in Action 69m Merseburg 2/11/44 with Pilot: Herb Chouinard, Navigator: Dan DuBonis, Bombardier: Jim Hundley, Flight...
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...