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41-24505

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-E] Bangor 30/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; 6m St Nazaire 22/11/42 BD, in hangar for about a year, constantly raided for spares, before being restored to flying condition, and transferred AFSC end of 1943 as trainer; Returned to the USA Tinker 14/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Arledge 22/11/44. QUITCHURBITCHIN.

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People

  • Porter Clemens

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 31 December 1943 in B-17 #42-29895 'Black Swan'. Prisoner of War (POW).

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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2021 01:15:36 acbernstein1 Changes to markings
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
07 October 2018 19:55:33 Al_Skiff Changes to manufacturer, nicknames, markings and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/39019259

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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