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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.

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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...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Emil DeQuardo

    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...

  • Joseph Frankie

    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...

  • Edward Gates

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot / Pilot
    Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM(OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lauri Kivimaki

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Kirkham crew. 35 combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 42-31636 Outhouse Mouse

    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...

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
13 July 2021 10:07:46 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
13 July 2021 01:29:05 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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