B-17G, #42-97959, DF-Y, "Rhapsody in Red" of the 91st Bomb Group, 324th Bomb Squadron at Bassingbourn in early 1945. Photo by Lt. Thomas F. Flemming, 91st BG, 323rd BS.
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...
Home of the Memphis Belle
B-17 Flying Fortress
Accepted: 15 April 1944
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...