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"Lt McLaughlin and crew of the 92nd Bomb Group beside the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Equipoise. England. 25 Sept 1943."



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron


  • James McLaughlin

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favored Few p. 68 Losses of the 8th and 9th lists a crash landing at Athenry, County Galway, Ireland on 15 January 1943. The B-17 41-9045 'Tennessee Belle' was returning from North Africa to Cornwall. McLaughlin became an...


  • 42-30580 'Equipoise'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/6/43; Smoky 10/7/43; Dow Fd 15/7/43; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-N] Alconbury 14/8/43; Salvaged n/battle damaged 6/1/44 following ground collision with 42-31377, after ship blew right tyre; with Bill Lock, Co-pilot: Walt Price,...


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09 February 2019 11:32:14 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations