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The B-17E Hangar Queen (41-9021) 8/17/42 Crew Listing -- 414th Bomb Squadron at Grafton-Underwood Field (RAF Station #106): 92nd BG conducted theater orientation training with the B-17E exchanged with the 97th BG for the formers F series before the latter deployed to the 12th Air Force in North Africa. This image and name suggests the 92nd BG assignment.
Osborne:
41-9021; 327th BS, 92nd BG .

Pilot ........................... Lt. Claire M. Smartt
Copilot ....................... Lt. Godfrey Engil
Navigator ................... Lt. Harry C. Nuessle
Bombardier ................ Lt. Ralph Burbridge
Engineer/TTG ............ Sgt. Ermando P. Roviaro
Radio Operator/WG... Sgt. Allen O. Williams
Waist Gunner ............ Sgt. Robert J. Nichols
Ball Turret Gunner ..... Sgt. James M. Abbott
Tail Gunner ............... Sgt. Henry Wojciechowski

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  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

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    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron

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  • James Abbott

    Military

  • Ralph Burbridge

    Military | Major | Bombardier
    Flew on the B-17 'All-American' Plane - a picture of it was one of the most famous of WW II where the German fighter almost cut it in half. ...

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Date Contributor Update
05 February 2021 15:49:04 phil marchese Changes to caption
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AAM ingest of Osborne FORTLOG at 41-9021; 327th BS, 92nd BG .

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2019 01:44:09 RickFlack Created entry with collection and caption
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