UPL 32642


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"Capt. Michael Ragan, Catholic Chaplain, Holds Services For A Boeing B-17 Crew Prior To Take-Off. England." - 91st Bomb Group's Catholic chaplain, Fr. Michael Ragan, blesses crew members of "Fifinella" (B-17G 42-107030, coded LG-T) of the 322nd Bomb Sq. Ragan was a veritable celebrity at Bassingbourn, usually present beside the runway for the departure of every operational mission during his tenure. A Fortress was eventually named for him, "Ragan's Raiders."


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


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group 1st Station Complement Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35057684 / O-402867
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Chaplain


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Fifinella
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group 322nd Bomb Squadron



Date: 9 Apr 2018 19:28:58
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