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'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."

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

Aircraft

  • 42-3111 The Brass Rail, Local Girl

    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. ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 104

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2021 00:02:03 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/photo_history/local_girl_story_crash.html

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