42-97630 Peg O My heart, Geraldine

Object Number - UPL 50918 - 42-97630 'Geraldine' aka 'Peg O' My Heart' 324th BS, 91st BG

Delivered Denver 11/1/44; 1SAG Langley 6/2/44; Presque Is 10/3/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-H] Bassingbourn 27/4/44; 323BS [OR-T]; 41+m transferred 306BG Thurleigh 21/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 28/3/46. GERALDINE aka PEG ‘O MY HEART.

On the 28 May 1944 mission to Leipzig, the aircraft (piloted by 2Lt. Brannan), was noted as having one claimed kill, as well as suffering "major" damage to the aircraft, according to the 324ths reports.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 401st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34833822 / O-886717
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator / Radar Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 0367295
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: 323rd Bomb Squadron Commander / Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 401st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

Missions

  • Date: 6 June 1944
  • Official Description: The Eighth Air Force reaches its top strength as 493d Bomb Group (Heavy) becomes operational, making a total of 40 Heavy Bomb Groups now operational. Heavy Bombers fly 4 missions in support of the invasion of Normandy. 1,361 Heavy Bombers are...
  • Date: 21 June 1944
  • Official Description: The Eighth begins shuttle bombing missions (FRANTIC) between UK and bases in USSR. P-47’s (2 groups) escort the Heavy Bombers from just off German coast to Stendal where a P-51 group continues escort to, and suppprt over, the target (synthetic oil...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Assigned

Bassingbourn, England 1944-04-27 Assigned to the 324th Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group. Later was moved to the 323rd Bomb Squadron.

Assigned

Thurleigh, England 1945-05-21 Transferred to the 306th Bomb Group.

Revisions

Date22 Sep 2021 20:49:50
ContributorCastleBren
Sources

91st Bomb Group website (Daily reports)

Date2 Jul 2021 01:15:07
Contributoracbernstein1
Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:14
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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