IWM catalogue record
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A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 91st Bomb Group explodes as a result of a direct flak hit during a mission 6 August 1944. Image by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Chryst, 91st Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '91 BG 6/8/44 mission.'
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...
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
Paul Chryst enlisted in the Air Corps in August 1942. After training and his commission as a 2nd Lt he was sent overseas and assigned to the 91st Bomb Group, 401st Bomb Squadron as a Bombardier. He was promoted to 1st Lt and flew 35 combat missions...