UPL 19610


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An USAAF Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress 41-24639 "The Careful Virgin" in flight over an airfield in England . It was assigned to the 91st Bomb Group, 323rd Bomb Squadron, which arrived at RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire), in Nov 1942. After completing 80 missions, this aircraft was transferred to AFSC for "Operation Aphrodite" (flying bomb). It was launched against German V-1 sites at Mimoyecques, Pas-de-Calais (France) on 4 August 1944, but impacted short of target due to a controller error. USAAF - AFHRA photo 080129-f-3927s-210


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Unofficial emblem of the 91st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Careful Virgin
  • Unit: 2nd Strategic Air Depot VIII Air Force Service Command 91st Bomb Group 323rd Bomb Squadron



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