The Careful Virgin (41-24639) 1st Lt. William Clancy's Crew, 323rd Squadron, 91st BG
BACK ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
Lyons, Engineer; Olexa, A. R.; 1st Lt. Harry Ackerman, Navigator; 1st Lt. William Clancy, Pilot; Gladstone, Co-Pilot; Fishe - Bombardier.
FRONT ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
S/Sgt. Joseph J. Conley, Waist Gunner; Taliercio, Radio Operator; Streets, Tail Gunner; Wheller, Ball Turret Gunner.
PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY STEVE PERRI
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...
Military | Captain | Navigator
Flew 5 missions on Delta Rebel #2
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 9/9/42; Boise 16/9/42; wrecked on landing with broken crankshaft, rep; Cheyenne 11/10/42; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-W] Bassingbourn 29/1/43 and first in group to have AFCE fitted at 2 SAD Lt Staughton 8/3/44; transferred 7/5/44 50+m...
Military site : airfield
Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...