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The Robert B. Campbell crew, photographed on 21 April 1943, A/C Serial # 42-2990 'Dame Satan'.

Back Row - Left to Right:
T/Sgt. James La Grossa, Flight Engineer; T/Sgt. Daniel J. Butler, Radio Operator; Leonard Panora; S/Sgt. Thomas A. Parfitt, Waist Gunner; J.C. Bull.

Front Row - Left to Right:
Capt. Santura; Capt. James R. Bullock, Navigator; Major Robert B. Campbell, Pilot; T/Sgt. Oliver J. Hackwith, Ball Turret Gunner; 1st Lt. Bernard Priebe, Co-pilot.

Connections

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Bullock

    Military | Captain | Navigator

  • Daniel Butler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    Technical Sergeant Daniel J. Butler was born October 21, 1921, the son of Floyd and Mary Butler. His hometown was Seattle, Washington. ...

  • Robert Campbell

    Military | Pilot

  • Unknown Hackwith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    18 November 1942 in 'Fury' B-17 41-2499 bombs could not be released so were jettisoned in an open field. On return, 10 miles SW of Exeter, a/c collided with 41-24553 which was able to land safely; however Fury landed at RAF Turweston and was salvaged.

  • Thomas Parfitt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-5139 'Chief Sly II', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Bernard Priebe

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    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).

Aircraft

  • 42-2990 Dame Satan

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-R] West Palm Beach 14/12/42; Bassingbourn 10/1/43; Missing in Action 11+m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Pilot Jack A. Hargis; Ball turret gunner: Starr A. Tucker (2 Killed in Action); Navigator: Carlyle H. Darling; Bombardier: Edward...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2022 21:27:01 Douglas P Changes to caption
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/crewphotos/damesatan.html

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2020 20:45:39 RayWells Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

updated connections and biography

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2020 20:23:00 RayWells Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

Identification of Bernard Priebe via his son Kurt on the https://www.facebook.com/groups/91bgma/

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2015 12:47:44 ED-BB Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Official USAAF photo

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