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The nose art of B-17G serial 44-8471 "Tower of London" (coded OR-C) of the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st BG. Handwritten caption on reverse: '[#]4707: "Tower of London" and Mayor. H.'

IWM catalogue record

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

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Tower of London" of the 91st Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '[#]4707: "Tower of London" and Mayor. H.'

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...

Aircraft

  • 44-8471

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/9/44; Hunter 31/10/44; Dow Fd 8/11/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-C] H2X Bassingbourn 11/11/44; 26+m transferred 368BS/306BG Thurleigh 5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 30/7/46. FRANKIE FROM DIXIE aka TOWER OF LONDON. (Christened by Lord...

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
31 October 2014 02:55:15 Gerry Asher Changes to caption and place associations
Sources

RAGGED IRREGULARS OF BASSINGBOURN by Marion Havelaar & William N. Hess

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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