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Rice C. Linn

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M/SGT Rice C. Linn photo collection, 91st Bomb Group (H), May 1942 – September 1945. Prior to the beginning of WWII Rice C. Linn was a member of the Texas National Guard, 112th Cavalry Regiment, 56th Cavalry Brigade. With war looming he resigned the guard and joined the Army Air Corps in August 1939. He completed basic training at Randolph Field, San Antonio, Texas and then to Scott Field, Illinois for Radio Operator/Gunner training. He was subsequently assigned as an air crew member in the 3rd Air Force, 29th Bomb Group, 52nd Bombardment Squadron, at Langley Field, Virginia. After training at Langley Field the 29th Bomb Group moved to MacDill Field in February 1940 to conduct anti-submarine patrols off the eastern seaboard and gulf coast. The 29th Bomb Group earned the Antisubmarine Campaign Streamer and the American Theater Streamer during this time. He met Kathryn Jane Gause, who lived less than one mile from the main gate of MacDill Field, in October 1941. In May 1942 he was assigned to the newly formed 91st Bomb Group (H) to begin training for deployment to the European Theater of Operations. After initial group training at MacDill Field he departed for Walla Walla, Washington in late June 1942, then to Gowen Field, Idaho and Dow Field, Maine. M/SGT Linn served with the 322nd Bombardment Squadron and the 91st Bomb Group’s Air Inspectors Office during his time at AF Station 121, Bassingbourn, England, September 1942 – June 1945. He married Kathryn Jane Gause in Dallas, Texas in July 1945 and he was discharged from active military service in September 1945. He attended a number of 91st Bomb Group reunions prior to his death in August 1979. He was very proud of his service with the 91st Bomb Group and kept up with his many friends, including Malcolm Coubrough, Don Northcott, and his commanding officer, Major William Cornell, throughout the remainder of his life.

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  • William Cornell

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commander, Air Inspectors Office, 91st Bomb Group (H), Bassingbourn, England, 1942-1945 | 401st Bomb Group

  • Malcolm Coubrough

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | Chief Administrative Clerk, Air Inspectors Office, 91st Bomb Group (H), Bassingbourn, England, 1942-1945 | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • J. O. Curtis

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | Chief Armament Inspector, Air Inspectors Office, 91st Bomb Group (H), Bassingbourn, England, 1942-1945 | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Don Northcott

    Military | Sergeant | Asst. Clerk, Techincial Inspection Department, 91st Bomb Group (H), AF Station 121, Bassingbourn, England | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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Date Contributor Update
10 May 2017 00:28:57 Danny Linn Changes to biography
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Danny Linn, son of Rice C Linn

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08 May 2017 18:57:22 Danny Linn Changes to role
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Danny Linn, son of Rice C. Linn

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07 May 2017 01:12:05 SeattleSleeper Changes to nickname and role
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Son

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07 May 2017 00:36:15 SeattleSleeper Changes to media associations
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Son

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06 May 2017 21:56:54 SeattleSleeper Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, person associations and unit associations
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Information fro next of kin (Son) Danny Linn

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