Outhouse Mouse (42-31636 OR-N) 323rd BS, 91st BG
Rear L-R: Kelvin Perkins, Wes Rabadeaux, Harry Griswold, AJ Joly, Edmund Floyd, Emil DeQuardo
Front L-R: Edward Gates, Lauri Kivimaki, Charles Kirkham, Joseph Frankie.
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 | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 35 missions over Germany from 30 August 1944 to 6 January 1945. Heaviest loss mission was 2 November 1944 raid on Merseberg, the only mission when we encountered enemy fighters. At least 14 or our 36...
Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
Frankie volunteered for the Army Air Corps in 1943, trained as a Bombardier and was commissioned in March 1944. He went overseas to join 323 Squadron 91st Bomber Group at Bassingbourn and completed 32 missions from July 44 to March 1945, some as Lead...
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot / Pilot
Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD
Awards: AM(OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Kirkham crew. 35 combat missions. ETD
Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 30/11/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Assigned 457BG Glatton 26/1/44; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-N] Bassingbourn 12/3/44; 139m Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 26/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 11/6/45; Reconstruction Finance...
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...