Lieutenant Armando J Sinibaldo of the 91st Bomb Group atop a B-17 Flying Fortress (OR-O, serial number 43-38379) nicknamed "Margie". Image by Armando J Sinibaldo, 91st Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Lt Sinibaldo on Margie, 338379 OR-O.'
Lieutenant Armando J Sinibaldo, a navigator of the 91st Bomb Group in position inside his B-17 Flying Fortress. Image by Armando J Sinibaldo, 91st Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Sinibaldo (N).'
AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC
1st Lieutenant Armando J. Sinibaldo was born in Chicago, Illinois. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 and became a navigator. He joined the 91st Bomb Group in 323 Squadron, and flew 35 missions, including such B17's as 'Nine-O-Nine,' 'General Ike' and 'Outhouse Mouse.' He completed his missions one week before the 91st experienced 'Massacre at Merseburg.' He has the a DFC and Air Medal with four OLC's.
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 27/7/44; Hunter 5/8/44; Dow Fd 20/8/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG Framlingham 2/9/44; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-O] Bassingbourn 10/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 21/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 3/6/45; Reconstruction...
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...
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