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IWM catalogue record

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

A loaded bomb trailer besides a B-17 Flying Fortress (OR-X) nicknamed "Channault's Pappy" of the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group 9 April 1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '69377 A.C. - A loaded bomb trailer is parked besides the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Chennault's Pappy" at the 91st Bomb Group base in Bassingbourne [sic], England on 9 April 1944.'

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

Aircraft

  • 42-3172 Chennault's Pappy III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/43; Dow Fd 13/4/43; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-R] Thurleigh "MISS PATRICIA"-5 May 1943. Battle-damaged Tricqueville 26 June 1943 with Lt. Col. James W. Wilson. Co-Pilot Captain Raymond J. Check killed by shrapnel from enemy...

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
02 August 2021 22:00:55 acbernstein1 Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

AAMIB

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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