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The wreckage of B-17F serial 42-3040 "Miss Ouachita" (coded OR-Q) of the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st BG that has crashed-landed in Holland, 21 February 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: '91 BG, 'Miss Ouachita', SD Holland.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

The wreckage of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Miss Ouachita" of the 91st Bomb Group that has crashed in Holland. Handwritten caption on reverse: '91 BG, 'Miss Ouachita', SD Holland.'



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    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...


  • 42-3040 Miss Ouachita

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/1/43; 303BG Molesworth 11/4/43; transferred 369BS/306BG [WW-U] Thurleigh 17/4/43; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-Q] Bassingbourn 23/8/43; Missing in Action 18m Gutersloh 22/2/44 with Spencer Osterbegg, Navigator: Morris Roy, Bombardier:...


Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 03:00:08 Gerry Asher Changes to caption and aircraft associations

RAGGED IRREGULARS OF BASSINGBOURN by Marion Havelaar & William N. Hess

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:37 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection