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"Combat crew of the 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, beside Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" "Wee Willie". England". - B-17G 42-31333 "Wee Willie" (coded LG-W) of the 322nd Bomb Sqn, 91st BG. "Wee Willie" showed up at Bassingbourn just before Christmas, 1943. Mission scoreboard indicates 100 missions, 333 would go onto achieve 129 missions before its loss on 8-Apr-45, only 1 member of the crew escaping from her.
Officer kneeling at right of group is Nav 2nd Lt Jess Ziccarello.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A10717-B62808AC.

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Units

  • 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

    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...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31333 'Wee Willie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Memphis 9/11/43; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-W] Bassingbourn 20/12/43; Missing in Action 129m Stendahl 8/4/45 with 1Lt Robert E Fuller (POW), 2Lt Woodrow A Lien, T/Sgt Francis McCarthy, S/Sgt Richard D...

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...

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Date Contributor Update
02 January 2017 12:12:46 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
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Date Contributor Update
02 January 2017 10:37:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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