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'Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 91st Bomb Group, 8th AF, are part of a formation en route towards target at Brunswick, Germany. 30 Jan. 1944. (Altitude 22,000 Feet)'.
NARA Ref 342-FH-3A19628-61046AC

30 January 1944: Two 91st BG crews start a turn enroute to Brunswick. 1st Lt Ken Sutherland is flying a ship borrowed from the 324th Bomb Sq, B-17G 42-39967 "Mary K" (left), hanging onto the wing of Capt Dave Bramble in B-17F 42-29739 "The Village Flirt" (coded OR-M). Both crews are assigned to the 323rd Bomb Sq.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron


  • 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.

  • Kenneth Sutherland

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down by fighters and crashed SSW of Hameln, GR on a mission to Oscherleben on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39815 'Emeigh'. Killed in Action (KIA).


  • 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...

  • 42-39967 Mary Kay

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 21/10/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-K] Bassingbourn 25/1/44; 15m Missing in Action Oberpffaffafenhofen 18/3/44 with Harry Theophilos, Co-pilot: John DeLavore, Navigator: John Herr (chute failed, never found in lake), Tail gunner:...


  • 8th Air Force 200

    30 January 1944
    This mission has the aviation industry at Brunswick, Germany as the primary target. The mission is composed of a combined force pf 777 heavy bomber aircraft despatched in three elements: 1st Bomb Division; 2nd Bomb Division and 3rd Bomb Division. The...


Date Contributor Update
23 September 2018 19:36:38 Al_Skiff Changes to caption

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2015 15:03:42 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations