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Captain David A Bramble of the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group admires the nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (OR_M serial number 42-29739) nicknamed "The Village Flirt". Via TA Harkin, via C Norman.

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Captain David A Bramble of the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group admires the nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29739) nicknamed "The Village Flirt". Via TA Harkin, via C Norman.

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...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • David Bramble

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Assigned to the 91st Bomb Group on 6 September 1943 and completed 25 missions from September 1943 to March 1944.

Aircraft

  • 42-29739 Wolf Pack, The Village Flirt

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/43; Rapid City 22/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-P] Alconbury 15/4/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 2m, transferred 369BS/306BG [WW-F] Thurleigh 4/8/43 WOLF PACK; 323BS/91BG [OR-M] Bassingbourn 11/9/43...

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
22 June 2021 09:37:37 Emily Changes to caption and unit associations
Sources

Updated caption as per information supplied by Alan Bramble

Date Contributor Update
16 October 2014 20:51:42 Gerry Asher Changes to caption, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

RAGGED IRREGULARS OF BASSINGBOURN by Marion Havelaar & William N. Hess.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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