'Local Girl' aka 'The Brass Rail' (42-3111) 324th BS, 91st BG
B-17F-25-DL 91/324-AI DF-A
Originally assigned to the 335th Bomb Squadron in May 1943, this aircraft was later transferred to the 324th BS, 91st BG based at Bassingbourn. Renamed "Local Girl," it was lost over Emden 27 September 1943, crashing at Geefsweer, Holland.
THESE ARE REPORTEDLY PHOTOS TAKEN FROM THE CRASH SITE OF "LOCAL GIRL."
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...
Home of the Memphis Belle
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 16/2/43; Gore Fd 7/3/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-T] Alconbury 5/43; THE BRASS RAIL 6 missions.
27 September 1943
The industrial areas of Emden, Germany are the targets for this two-element mission. The first element is a combined force of 141 B-17s despatched from 3rd Bomb Division and include the 94BG (19); 95BG (22); 96BG (21); 100BG (20); 385BG (18); 399BG (20...