Joe Harlick and Don Caldwell of the 91st Bomb Group sit on the bonnet of a Jeep in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29837) nicknamed "Lady Luck", 1943. Image by William D "Bill" Pulliam, 91st Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '91 BG 1943, Joe Harlick & Don Caldwell photo lab.'
Don Caldwell and Joe Harlick of the 91st Bomb Group with the tail of a 323rd Bomb Squadron Fortress, B-17F serial 42-29837 "Lady Luck" (coded DF-A), 1943. Image by William D "Bill" Pulliam, 91st Bomb Group. Writtten on slide casing: 'Lady Luck 1943, Don Caldwell (left), Joe Harlick (rt) photo lab.
B-17 42-31076 Chief Sly's Son
From May 1943 Harlick was attached to 324 Squadron responsible for the maintainance of strike cameras. He reported that they were often roused at 1 am. to be given photographs of that day's target to be copied and handed out at the briefing. Although their primary mission was to photograph bomb strikes, all base activities were documented, and someone was always on standby with a camera in the event of an accident.
8 missions over enemy-occupied Europe.
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
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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