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"Bombardier seen in the nose of a B-17 "Flying Fortress" flying somewhere over England".

Another view of bombardier Capt Edwin R Bush, this time aboard the B-17F "Royal Flush!" ,42-5132, coded LL-E, of the 401st Bomb Sq, 91st BG. The ship was lost on the 22 June 1943 mission to Huls as a result of enemy fighter attacks.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A12123-87679AC.



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    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...

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  • Edwin Bush

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
    Aboard 'The Saint' B-17F 41-24431 which suffered an accident while taxiing on the runway on 12-Feb-43 due to strong winds. All 7 crew members were safe. Shot down 17-Apr-43 in B-17 42-5070 'Invasion II'. Plane was on fire when all crew parachuted to...


  • 42-5132 Royal Flush!

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/9/42; New Castle 15/10/42; Assigned 303BG Molesworth 21/12/42; transferred 401BS/91BG [LL-E] Bassingbourn 18/1/43; Missing in Action 23m Huls 22/6/43 with Marcell Fountain, Co-pilot: Oscar Diedering, Navigator: Mo Herman, Bombardier...


Date Contributor Update
15 March 2017 15:02:30 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations