Members of the crew of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle" : Capt. Vincent B. Evans, [ 1309 West St., Henderson, Texas ], bombardier; T/Sgt. Harold P. Loch, [ Green Bay, Wis.], top turret gunner and aerial engineer; S/Sgt. John P. Quinlan [ 248 Truman Avenue Yonkers NY ] tail gunner, T/Sgt Robrt John Hanson [ Garfield, WA ] Radio operator.
NARA Ref 342-FH-3A06279-G23980AC.
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...
Home of the Memphis Belle
Military | Major | Bombardier
Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Native of Texas, he joined the USAAC in 1942 and was assigned as bombardier on the B-17, 'Memphis Belle'. The 'Belle' and her crew would ultimately become the first to fly all of it's required twenty-five missions in...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Radio Operator
Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. T/Sgt Robert J Hanson, radio operator on the 'Memphis Belle'. Native of Washington state, he entered the military in 1941 and in 1942 was assigned to be the radio operator aboard the B-17, the 'Memphis Belle'. The ...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Top turret / Engineer
Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Native of Wisconsin, he joined the USAAC in 1941, shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor. In February 1943, Loch was assigned to the B-17 bomber 'Memphis Belle' as the flight engineer and top turret gunner,...
Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail gunner
Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Tailgunner of the famed "Memphis Belle" B-17 Bomber, the first to complete its 25 air mission tour without a casualty.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Assigned to the 324th Bomb Squadron/91st Bomb Group [DF-A], Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/10/42; one of first in group to complete 25 missions; Returned to the USA Columbia 25/6/43 for nationwide war bond tour; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...
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...