Men of the 91st BG, 323rd BS, pose in front of the 323rd operations office at Bassingbourn after a fresh snowfall. The photograph was taken by Lt. Thomas F. Flemming, around Christmas 1944. Front Row (L to R) Unknown; Unknown; Lt. John "Jack" Yavis ; Back Row (L to R) Cpt. Arvin O. Basnight; believed to be Lt. John R. Mackenzie; Possibly Lt. W.S. Partridge.
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 | First Lieutenant | Pilot
Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.
Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Captain | Pilot
Thomas F Flemming served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group.
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...