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The Mayor christens a B-17G serial 44-8471 "Tower of London" (coded OR-C) of the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st BG . Handwritten caption on reverse: '#4706. "Tower of London" and Mayor.'

IWM catalogue record

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

The Mayor christens a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Tower of London" of the 91st Bomb Group . Handwritten caption on reverse: '#4706. "Tower of London" and Mayor.'

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 02:42:01 Gerry Asher Changes to caption and aircraft associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 11:55:22 Emily Changes to caption and place associations
Sources

FRE 3653

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:42:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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