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43-39225

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 12/1/45; Grenier 28/1/45; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-V] Bassingbourn 23/2/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 29/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 4/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 3/11/45. "Naughty Caroline".

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Hoffmann

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Primary a/c was 'Hi Ho Silver. ' Also named a/c 'Naughty Caroline. ' ...

  • Anthony Starcer

    Military | Corporal | Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Painted the nose art on the Memphis Belle after orginal artist died. Starcer was a nose artist extraordinaire ! ...

Places

  • 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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2021 23:14:33 timesawastin Changes to markings
Sources

Sharon White (Dusty's daughter)

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2021 18:59:25 acbernstein1 Changes to markings
Sources

AAMIB

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2021 18:58:58 acbernstein1 Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/photo_history/naughty_caroline_nose.html

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2021 18:57:53 acbernstein1 Changes to markings
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/photo_history/naughty_caroline_nose.html

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2017 00:19:24 Dennis7423 Changes to unit associations
Sources

USAAF Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2017 00:18:36 Dennis7423 Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description and unit associations
Sources

USAAF Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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