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323rd Bomb Squadron pilots Robert Holliday and Max Shambaugh at Bassingbourn in early 1945. Photo by Lt. Thomas F. Flemming, 91st BG, 323rd BS.

Connections

Units

  • 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...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Thomas Flemming

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Thomas F Flemming served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group. ...

  • Robert Holliday

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Robert Holliday flew his first few missions as the co-pilot with Lt. Shambaugh. He then flew the majority of his missions (18 out of 30) in A/C 44-48431, OR-W, "Cheri II." His co-pilot was Edward Fagnani.

  • Max Shambaugh

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Max Shambaugh served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group, flying missions out of Bassingbourn, England.

Aircraft

  • 44-8431

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 12/9/44; Grenier 6/10/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-W] Bassingbourn 4/11/44; {46m} Returned to the USA Bradley 5/6/45; Sth Plains 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14/12/45. CHERI II.

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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2018 11:10:15 Lucy May Changes to caption
Sources

Updated caption to identify airmen as per information given by other users.

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2018 16:33:23 JohnHolliday Changes to aircraft associations
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The pilot on the left is my father, Robert O. Holliday, Sr. I believe that he flew his first few missions as the co-pilot with Lt. Shambaugh. He then flew the majority of his missions (18 out of 30) in A/C 44-4831, OR-W, "Cheri II." My father's co-pilot was Edward Fagnani. As far as I know, the entire crew flew all of their missions together, though the war ended before their tour was over.

Date Contributor Update
27 June 2017 15:57:06 SeattleSleeper Changes to caption
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B&W negative from Lt. Thomas F. Flemming

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2017 16:08:31 SeattleSleeper Changes to caption
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Black and white negative from Lt. Thomas F. Flemming collection. Shot on Kodak Super-XX with Leica I camera.

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2017 16:07:12 SeattleSleeper Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Black and white negative from Lt. Thomas F. Flemming collection. Shot on Kodak Super-XX with Leica I camera.

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