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323rd 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

  • Robert Abb

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2'

  • Harry Ackerman

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Flew 5 missions on Delta Rebel #2

  • Samuel Aldridge

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot up by a fighter and made an emergency landing north of Lingen, GR on a mission to target airfields in the Rheine/Osnabruck area of GR on 21 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3040 'Miss Ouachita'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Alexander

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down by fighters and crashed south of Minden, GR on a mission to Oschersleben on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-37746 'Paper Dolly'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Lewis Alger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Damaged by flak and forced to ditch in the Norht Sea on the return from a mission to Wilhelmshaven, GR on 3 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-37965 'My Desire'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Alvah Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #4229740. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Allred

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Charles Allshouse

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 42-29740. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Donald Alton

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Robert Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 26 November 1944 in B-17 #4337913 'Seattle Sleeper. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Aircraft

  • 41-24399 Man O' War

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Bangor 13/7/42; with Earl Shaefer force landed Olmstead, PA 20/8/42; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-V] Bassingbourn 23/9/42; Missing in Action Kassel 30/7/43 with Keene McCammon, Co-pilot: John Bruce (2 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Bob Duggan,...

  • 41-24523 Golly, Lil' Audrey, Snooks

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-N] Bangor 13/9/42; Bassingbourn 10/11/42; Missing in Action 19m Amiens 3/8/43 with Dick Rodman, Co-pilot: Stan Czerwinski, Navigator: Renis TeMaat, Bombardier: Saul Berson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leo Kane, Radio...

  • 41-24524 The Eagle's Wrath

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-O] Bangor 10/9/42; Bassingbourn 11/10/42; Missing in Action 16m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Tony Arcaro, Co-pilot: Roman Niemczyk, Bombardier: Bill Glover, Radio Operator: Delmar Kaech, Waist gunner: Elmer Lindholm, Waist gunner:...

  • 41-24544 Pennsylvania Polka

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24544 "Pennsylvania Polka" was assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-O] Bangor 10-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 26-Oct-42; Shot down 4-Feb-43 by fighters 12 miles NW of the tip of Terschelling Island, Holland while on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards...

  • 41-24547 Vertigo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-P] Bangor 10/9/42; Bassingbourn 11/10/42; Missing in Action 9+m St Nazaire 1/5/43 with Bob Rand, Navigator: Don Sternglanz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry King, Waist gunner: Thad Kusowski,Tail gunner: Dick Shurnard ...

  • 41-24549 Stupen Takit

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F-25-BO 41-24549 'Stupen Takit was assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-Q] Bangor 10-Oct-42; Bassingbourn 11-Oct-42; Missing in Action (MIA) 14 missions over Hamm, Germany 4-Mar-43 The aircraft took a direct flak just after the target and exploded just minutes...

  • 41-24570 Panhandle Doggie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24570 "Panhandle Doggie" Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR- ] Bangor 10-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 11-Oct-42; damaged on first mission Abbeville 8-Nov-42 limped back to base, and became a Hangar Queen; Salvaged BD 27-Nov-42 10RTD. ...

  • 41-24589 Texas Bronco

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24589 "Texas Bronco" was assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-R] Dow Field, Bangor 15-Sep-42; with Gene Ellis, wrecked, while turning plane into takeoff position, tail wheel ran off runway causing tail section severed from rear bulkhead, 5-Oct-42, repaired...

  • 41-24639 'Careful Virgin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/9/42; Boise 16/9/42; wrecked on landing with broken crankshaft, rep; Cheyenne 11/10/42; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-W] Bassingbourn 29/1/43 and first in group to have AFCE fitted at 2 SAD Lt Staughton 8/3/44; transferred 7/5/44 50+m...

  • 41-9023 Yankee Doodle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Boeing B-17E ...

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Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 22:23:55 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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27 February 2015 14:51:55 rossingtonj Changes to type
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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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