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Left to right back row: Jarvis Allen, Gerald Tucker, Al DiMinno.
Front row: Victor Ciganek, Rudy Thigpen, James Bowcock.
Photo taken after B-17 #42-3119 ditched into the North Sea on July 26, 1943.

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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...

People

  • Jarvis Allen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3119. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. ...

  • James Bowcock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3119. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #41-24453 'Mizpah/ The Bearded Beauty/ The Bearded Lady'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Victor Ciganek

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Sgt Victor Ciganek was assigned to the 91st Bomb Group 322nd Squadron based at Bassingbourn. Victor served as radio operator on the B-17 # 42-3119 "Destiny's Tot" on the Hamburg mission of 26 July 1943. Upon returning the B-17 ditched into the North...

  • Albert DiMinno

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3119. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-2990 'Dame Satan', Evaded (EVD).

  • Rudolph Thigpen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3119. Plane ditched in North Sea. RTD. Damaged by fighters on mission to Frankfurt on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37987 'Man O War - Horsepower Ltd' managed to return to England on two engines and crashed near...

  • Gerald Tucker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Sgt Gerald Tucker (whose first name is often misspelled Gerold) was Right Waist Gunner on B-17 #42-3119 when it was shot down on the Hamburg mission of 26 July 1943. The plane ditched in the North Sea and all ten crew were saved and returned to base....

Aircraft

  • 42-3119 Destiny's Tot

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/43; Presque 28/4/43; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-M] Bassingbourn 4/6/43; Missing in Action on the aircraft's 5th mission - Hamburg 26/7/43 with some members of Lt Jack A. Hargis' new crew. Hargis' crew was split up to fly their...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2015 10:50:36 Cym118 Changes to unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

my father's photo

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2015 23:45:15 V York Changes to person associations
Sources

my father's photo

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2015 23:38:09 V York Created entry with caption
Sources

My father's photo.

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