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324th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Home of the Memphis Belle

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Stations

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Based Bassingbourn 7 November 1942 – 25 April 1945

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People

  • Robert Abt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 21 May 1943 in B-17 #423053 'Desperate Journey. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frank Adams

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Berlin in B-17 42-97632

  • Harry Adams

    Military | Ground Crew , Parachutes & Flying Clothes | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Jack Adams

    Military | Sergeant | Radar; Bombardier; Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Eugene Adkins

    Military | Major | Top turret guner / Engineer | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Native of Tennessee, served during WWII in the USAAC. In 1942, he was assigned as the top turret gunner aboard B-17 41-24485 'Memphis Belle', after Levy Dillion was transferred to another squadron. He would go on to...

  • Roy Adkins

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 31 December 1943 in B-17 42-29921 'Oklahoma Okie. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Albury

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Flew bombing mission on 9/8/44 in B-17 The Ruptured Duck #42107205 crashed near Kaiserlautern RTD

  • Leslie Algee

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner/Toggelier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 16-Aug-44 in B-17G 42-39996 'Boston Bombshell' while serving as Nose Gunner/ Toggelier. Aircraft was shot down by fighters and crashed near Marzhausen/Hebenshausen, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Chris Allison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    B-17F #42-3506 'Sir Baboon McGoon' was forced to ditch in the North Sea off Ijmuiden after fighter attacks disabled one engine on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 29 Mar 1944. No loss of life. Entire crew in 2 life rafts during a snow storm. Picked up by...

  • Amos Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down over Kassel, Germany on 19 April 1944 in B-17 #4238006 'Hoosier Hot Shot. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Aircraft

  • 41-24432 Danellen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24432 was assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-E] Bangor 2-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 1-Oct-42; transferred 324BS [DF-E]; Missing in Action Romilly-sur-Seine 11m 20-Dec-42 (9-man crew) 8KIA 1 POW MACR 5381. ...

  • 41-24464 Excalibur

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 367BS/306BG Westover 17-Aug-42; Thurleigh 13-Oct-42; transferred 324BS/91BG [DF-J] Bassingbourn 20-Feb-43; Missing in Action (MIA) 2m Hamm 4-Mar-43. Shot down by Lt Kostler (IV/NJG1) in Me 110, KO’d #1 & #3,oil pouring away before #4 was...

  • 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...

  • 41-24485 Memphis Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned to the 324th Bomb Squadron/91st Bomb Group [DF-A], Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/10/42; one of first in group to complete 25 missions; Returned to the USA Columbia 25/6/43 for nationwide war bond tour; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

  • 41-24490 Jack The Ripper

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-C] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; JACK THE RIPPER. ...

  • 41-24503 Pandora's Box

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24503 'Pandora's Box' assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-E] Bangor 30-August-42; Bassingbourn 29-September-42; Missing in Action 23-Nov-42 while flying as Group Lead on mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St Nazaire, France. Enemy aircraft shot out #3,...

  • 41-24504 Taurus; Sad Sack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-D] Bangor 30/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; battle damaged Ludwigshafen 22/3/43 with Chas Cliburn, who brought her back to crash landed RAF Lt Horwood, (10 Returned to Duty); 42m Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 15/3/44; en route from...

  • 41-24506 The Shiftless Skonk

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B17-F 41-24506 'The Shiftless Skonk; was assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-G] Bangor 2-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 29-Sep-42; Despatched on 23-Nov-1942 to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. The Group was unable to bomb because of 10/10 cloud cover and headed...

  • 41-24515 Marie Jane, Jersey Bounce

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-H] Bangor 2-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 26-Sep-42; Missing in Action (KIA) 24+m Wilhelmshaven, Germany 21-May-43. Aircraft sustained damage from flak & enemy aircraft, crashed into the North Sea, 10KIA Missing Air Crew Report 3458 ...

  • 41-24527 The Sky Wolf, Great Speckled Bird

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL- ] Bangor 6/9/42; Bassingbourn 1/10/42; 1m transferred 324BS [DF-Y]; Missing in Action 27+m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Bill Munger, Co-pilot: Dave Gladhart, Navigator: John Brickley, Bombardier: Tony Kalupy, Flight engineer/top...

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Citations

Two Distinguished Unit Citations awarded to the 91st Bomb Group

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2017 01:17:39 jimconsidine Changes to citations and description
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Jim Considine

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28 August 2017 01:07:21 jimconsidine Changes to stations
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28 August 2017 01:05:55 jimconsidine Changes to unit part of associations and unit encompassing associations
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28 August 2017 00:48:32 jimconsidine Changes to nicknames, insignia, aircraft types, unit part of associations and unit encompassing associations
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09 April 2015 22:25:18 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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27 February 2015 14:51:34 rossingtonj Changes to type
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27 September 2014 18:42:48 AAM AAM ingest
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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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