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Capt George P Birdsong and crew of the 323rd Bomb Sqn, 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, beside a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Delta Rebel'. England, 16 June 1943.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A10603-C62755AC.



  • 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


  • Robert Abb

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2'

  • George Birdsong

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Flew 25 missions as pilot on 'Delta Rebel No2'. ...

  • B Byrd

    Military | Master Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 25 x missions on B-17 42-5077 'Delta Rebel No. 2'. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Henry Carter

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 25 x missions on 'Delta Rebel #2' Died non Battle (DNB) Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Harry Kulchesky

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2'

  • Ernest Miller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2'

  • Steven Perri

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Randy Petersen

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2'

  • Eugene Remmell

    Military | Chief Master Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    Flew 25 missions on' Delta Rebel #2'. ...

  • Joseph Reynolds

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2', died non battle. Awards: AM (OLC), PH.


  • 42-5077 Delta Rebel No. 2

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Tulsa 15 September 1942, arrived in Bangor, Northern Ireland 11 October 1942; Assigned to the 323 Bomb Squadron/ 91st Bomb Group [coded OR-T] at Bassingbourn on 15 October 1942. On 1 May 1943, Delta Rebel No. 2 became the first B-17 Flying Fortress...


  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , 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...


Date Contributor Update
23 March 2017 17:40:17 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations

Date Contributor Update
12 December 2016 18:22:03 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations