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Taxi Accident. Col. Wurzbach landed with brakes out and finished off the tail of 42-29591 'Shamrock Special'
Ground crews replaced complete rear half of fuselage.
Photo contributed by the family of Bill Jewett

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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...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clemens Wurzbach

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer
    Commanding Officer 91st Bombardment Group 25-Jun-43 to 12-Dec-43.

Aircraft

  • 42-29591 'The Shamrock Special'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/1/43; Rapid City 21/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Salina 31/3/43; Memphis 8/4/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-K] Alconbury 22/4/43; 2m, transferred 401BS/91BG [LL-Z] Bassingbourn 16/6/43; AFSC 15/4/44; Returned to the USA...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2021 20:00:16 acbernstein1 Changes to collection
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Date Contributor Update
02 July 2021 19:46:55 acbernstein1 Changes to collection
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AAMIB

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2021 22:13:15 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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http://www.91stbombgroup.com/photo_history/tail_accident.html

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