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322nd Bomb Squadron

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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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Based Bassingbourn

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People

  • George Abbott

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Ruehlow in B-17 Sleepytime Gal on 6/21/44 #42102527 Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • Stanford Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-5139 'Chief Sly II. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Roscoe Albright

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #4239836. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Alexander

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Frank Alford

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    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.

  • Ralph Alford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 27 September 1943 in B-17 #4230624. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jarvis Allen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #423119. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #422990 'Dame Satan. ' Evaded.

  • Lewis Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW). 17 August 1943 in B17 42-5712 'My Prayer' on mission to Schweinfurt, Germany, ac attacked by fighters. With a/c afire, 7 of the crew bailed out near Frankfurt. Pilot Judy, Copilot Lays and Engineer Cherry stayed with the a/c and...

  • Warren Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot ; Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    35 missions. The most exciting was the return from Berlin (later part of war) on one outboard engine.

  • James Allred

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down by fighters on return from mission to Oschersleben on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-31076 'Chief Sly's Son. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Aircraft

  • 41-24439 Chief Sly

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24439 'Chief Sly' was delivered Dow Fd 2-Sep-42; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-Q] 6-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 29-Sep-42; battle damaged 20-Dec-42 on mission to bomb the German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France. Crash-landed Parsonage Farm,...

  • 41-24453 Mizpah - The Bearded Lady aka The Bearded Beauty

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-O] Bangor 29/8/42; Bassingbourn 29/9/42; in taxi accident with John Hardin 18/11/42 at RNAS Yeovilton; MIZPAH - THE BEARDED LADY aka THE BEARDED BEAUTY. ...

  • 41-24479 Sad Sack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24479 "Sad Sack" Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-R] 2-September-1942; Bassingbourn 29-September-1942; Missing in Action 23-November-1942 on mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. This was the 4th mission for this crew. Last seen with ...

  • 41-24480 'The Bad Penny'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-B] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; 322BS [LG-A] 5/43 16+m; taken off operations and transferred 403 AD 2/7/43; 8AF HQ Sqd 15/8/43 for VIP duties. Salvaged 19/10/44. Used as camera ship to film Major William Wilder's...

  • 41-24481 Hell's Angels

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-M] Bangor 2/9/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; Missing in Action 10+m Kiel 14/5/43 with Bill Broley, Co-pilot: Albert Davies, Navigator: Armando Ambalagi, Bombardier: Joe Darmiento, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Clyne, Radio...

  • 41-24483 Spirit of Alcohol

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-U] Bangor 2/9/42; Bassingbourn 29/9/42; Missing in Action Kiel 19/5/43 with Edwin Baxley, Co-pilot: Jim Breeden, Navigator: Jim Fulmer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jarvis Hall (4 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Art Poston,...

  • 41-24497 Possibly Mizpah II on one side, Frisco Jinny on the other (Frisco Jinny was the name probably given by Pilot Jack A. Hargis of 91BG/322BS.

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered ? ?; with Jim Dale force landed Berry Fd, Nashville, TN 15/8/42; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-P] Westover 16/8/42; Bassingbourn 30/9/42; Missing in Action on the aircraft's 26th mission, to Stuttgart on 6 September 1943 with Pilot William R. Cox;...

  • 41-24499 Fury

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24999 'Fury' was assigned 91BG/322BS [LG-P]at Bangor 2-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 29-Sep-42; 3m Despatched 18-Nov-42 to bomb the U-Boat pens at La Pallice, France. Upon return the aircraft sustained a mid-air collision with B-17F 41-24453 (91BG) ...

  • 41-24511 Wheel 'N Deal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-W] Westover 15/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; transferred 322BS/91BG [LG-W] Bassingbourn 4/43; taxi accident with Bill Broley 16/4/43; Missing in Action Solingen 22+m 1/12/43 with John Wennerberg, Co-pilot: Bob Dickson, Navigator:...

  • 41-24512 Rose O'Day

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-N] Bangor 1-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 29-Sep-42; Missing in Action (MIA) 7+m Hamm 4-Mar-43. Aircraft sustained repeated attacks by fighters and crashed into the North Sea just of the southern tip of Texel Island, Holland. The crew...

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Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 14:52:17 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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