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My Baby (42-107033) Lt. McCarty's Crew, 322nd Squadron, 91st BG
BACK ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
1st. Lt. David McCarty, Jr., Pilot (KIA); 1st Lt. Paul W. McElroy, Co-pilot; 2nd Lt. Frank Bolen, Bombardier (POW); 1st Lt. Donald L. Brazdzons, Navigator; S/Sgt. George W. Hawes, Radio Operator
FRONT ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
S/Sgt. Cecil Seekings, Togglier; S/Sgt. Charles Beebe, Waist Gunner; S/Sgt. Floyd Z. Dillon, Tail Gunner (KIA); Sgt. David Wolnowitz, Top Turret Gunner
OTHER CREW MEMBERS: 2nd Lt. Ernest I. Austin, Navigator
Many of the crew members were in "The Roxy Special" (43-38348) on 8 September 1944 when it was downed on a mission to Ludwigshaven, Germany.

Connections

Units

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 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...

People

  • Charles Beebe

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed near Oggersheim in B-17 "Roxy's Special" #43-38348

  • Frank Bolen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed near Oggersheim on 9/8/44 in B-17 "Roxy's Special" #43-38348. ...

  • Donald Brazdzons

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed near Oggersheim on 9/8/44 in B-17 "Roxy's Special" #43-38348 POW

  • Floyd Dillon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed near Oggersheim in B-17 "Roxy's Special" #43-38348

  • David McCarty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA), Crashed near Oggersheim in B-17 "Roxy's Special" #43-38348

  • Paul McElroy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    DFC/ Air Medal w 4/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • David Wolnowitz

    Military | Flight Engineer
    Wolnowitz flew 35 combat missions as Flight Engineer with the 91st Bomber Group 322nd Squadron. Post war he enlisted in the Naval Reserve at Floyd Bennett Field so that he coud keep flying and worked as a TV repairman. His death on 9th March 2005 was...

Aircraft

  • 42-107033 My Baby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 2/2/44; Grenier 7/3/44; with Jim Raymond force landed base 11/3/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-Z/D] Bassingbourn 24/3/44; 322BS [LG-D]; Missing in Action 58m Ludwigshafen 5/9/44 with Ernie Kelley, Co-pilot: Andy Anderson, Navigator: Alton...

Missions

  • 611

    8 September 1944
    We snafued on the bomb run and missed all the flak.

Locations

  • Bassingbourn

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 July 2021 00:58:58 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/crewphotos/mybaby0.html

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