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Frank B Alford

Military

Damaged by fighters on mission to Frankfurt on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37987 'Man O War - Horsepower Ltd' managed to return to England on two engines and crashed near Sittingbourne, Kent when the third engine went out. RTD.

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37987 'Man O’ War - Horsepower Ltd.'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/11/43; Kearney 15/11/43; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG- ] Bassingbourn 21/12/43; on first mission Frankfurt, battle damaged 29/1/44 with Bill Burt, Co-pilot: Frank Alford, Navigator: Bob West, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rudy...

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

8th AF Losses / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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