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

Colonel Henry W. Terry, commanding officer of the 915th Bomb Squadron, and Lieutenant-Colonel "Manny" Klette, commanding officer of the 324th Bomb Squadron (both of the 91st Bomb Group) shake hands underneath a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Klette's Wild Hares". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Col. Henry W. Terry, C.O. 915st BG, Lt. Col."Manny" Klette, CO 324th Bomb Sqdn.'

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...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

People

  • Immanuel Klette

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    "One of the fliers who made it back from Pilsen [final 8th A.F. combat mission of the War] defined the uncrushable spirit of the air force that helped bring Germany to ruin. Twenty-seven-year-old Lt. Col. Immanuel 'Manny' Klette, son of a Lutheran...

  • Henry Terry

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot; Commanding Officer
    He was 367th BS pilot [flying only 5 missions from 09 Oct to 20 Nov 1942]; 369th BS CO from 07 Dec 1942 to 22 June 1943; Deputy GP CO 22 June 1943 to 08 August 1943; Transferred to 1CBW as Chief Staff from 08 August 1943 to 17 May 1944; CO 91st BG 17...

Aircraft

  • 44-8588 Klette’s Wild Hares

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/10/44; Hunter 9/12/44; Grenier 22/12/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-E] Bassingbourn 23/1/45; 324BS [DF-E]; transferred 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 24/5/45; with Col Immanuel Klette led 91st BG on the last mission of war, Klette’s 91st...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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