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The crew of the Boeing B-17 "The Bad Penny" poses by their plane at an airbase in Cambridge, England.
Back Row, L to R: navigator 1Lt Raymond Y Kurtz; bombardier 1Lt Philip T Palmer; pilot Capt Charles E "Red" Cliburn; copilot 1Lt Clyde E DeBaum; Waist gun Sgt Hubert G Hayes.
Front Row L to R: Top turret T/Sgt Raymond T Moore; Radio T/Sgt James Moore; Ball Turret S/Sgt Clarence A Cluck; Waist gun S/Sgt Paul A Shook; Tail gun S/Sgt Walter Charles Dager.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A09067-50274AC.

Connections

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...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

People

  • Charles Cliburn

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    First pilot to complete combat tour in 8th AF--May 13, 1943. Flew on the wing of the 'Memphis Belle. ' Plane's name was 'Bad Penny. ' Also flew "Quitchurbitchin." On 23 Nov 1942 he crash landed in heavy fog at Bassingbourn. ...

  • Clarence Cluck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gun
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Walter Dager

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clyde DeBaun

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards; DFC, AM (OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean war medal. Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korean war and rising to Lt Colonel.

  • Hubert Hays

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gun
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Raymond Kurtz

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    Assigned 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Moore

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Raymond Moore

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret / Flight Engineer
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Philip Palmer

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Paul Shook

    Military | Master Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 41-24480 'The Bad Penny'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-B] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; 322BS [LG-A] 5/43 16+m; taken off operations and transferred 403 AD 2/7/43; 8AF HQ Sqd 15/8/43 for VIP duties. Salvaged 19/10/44. Used as camera ship to film Major William Wilder's...

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