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Ground crew enjoy coffee and doughnuts provided by an American Red Cross officer in front of B-17 'The Careful Virgin', 1943.
Earl Brooks is on the far right of the photograph.



  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    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...

  • American Red Cross


  • Earl Brooks

    Military | Sergeant | Mechanic and Instrument Specialist
    Sergeant Earl Brooks was a mechanic, instrument specialist on the ground crew of the 91st Bomb Group. One of the aircraft he worked on was 'The Careful Virgin'. ...


  • 41-24639 'Careful Virgin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/9/42; Boise 16/9/42; wrecked on landing with broken crankshaft, rep; Cheyenne 11/10/42; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-W] Bassingbourn 29/1/43 and first in group to have AFCE fitted at 2 SAD Lt Staughton 8/3/44; transferred 7/5/44 50+m...


Date Contributor Update
01 December 2015 14:28:24 Lucy May Changes to caption

The man on the far right is Earl Brooks - identified by his daughter, Rose.

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2015 17:50:47 Lucy May Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

Correspondence with Rose Clark, daughter of Earl Brooks.