While serving a Co-Pilot on B-17G 43-37613 on 16-Aug-44 the aircraft was severely damaged by enemy aircraft. The pilot managed to fly the stricken aircraft back to England and landed at Boreham, Essex, UK. The aircraft was too badly damaged to repair and was sent to 2SAD for salvage on 17-Aug-44. He was uninjured and returned to duty (RTD)
Units served with
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...
Home of the Memphis Belle
B-17 Flying Fortress
B-17G 43-37613 was delivered Cheyenne 4-May-44; Hunter 18-May-44; Grenier 3-Jun-44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-A] Bassingbourn 15-Jun-44 Aircraft was damaged by enemy fighter attack on 16-Au-44 while on a mission to bomb the aircraft factories at Halle,...
16 August 1944
Aircraft factories and oil refineries are the primary targets for this mission. A total of 1090 heavy bombers are despatched. See Mission Details for particulars.
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...