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41-24545

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-T] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 11/10/42; `16+m` with Joe Totusek, burned out on base, internal fire started probably by ground crew’s cigarette, 23/3/43; First aircraft sal in ground accident. (possibly LUFTWAFFE'S WATERLOO or MARNITA) but better known as MOTSIE.

Service

People

  • Bernard Priebe

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Was once co-pilot to Capt Robert B Campbell on B-17 41-24497 'Mizpath II'. Awards: DFC, AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, American Defense and Campaign, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • William Rathgeber

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 19 May 1943 in B-17 #41-24483 'Spirit of Alcohol'. Killed in Action (KIA), (MIA)body never found.

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
01 August 2021 22:29:34 acbernstein1 Changes to nicknames
Sources

https://catalog.archives.gov/id/204879876

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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