UPL 51296


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B-17F 41-24544 "Pennsylvania Polka" was assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-O] Bangor 10-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 26-Oct-42; Shot down 4-Feb-43 by fighters 12 miles NW of the tip of Terschelling Island, Holland while on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany. The marshalling yards were obscured by clouds and the port area of Emden, Germany was attacked as a target of last resort. 10KIA MACRS 3557 & 4635. Flew 7+ missions P 1Lt Alan L. Bobrow (KIA) CP 1Lt John J. Sanders (KIA) N 1Lt Everett L Clinard, Jr. (KIA); B 1Lt Norman L. Andrews (KIA) E/TTG TSgt Paul L. Bass (KIA); RO TSgt Cyril E. Curb (KIA) BTG TSgt Bill J. Wheeler (KIA); WG Charles E. Blackburn (KIA) WG SSgt Lewis J. Fredericks (KIA); TG Sgt Edwin R. Campbell (KIA)


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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 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13028912 / O-789365
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Pennsylvania Polka
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group 323rd Bomb Squadron


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