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
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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.'
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...
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...
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...