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General Ike (42-97061) Gaston Crew, 401st BS, 91st BG

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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...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Elon Gaston

    Military | Pilot
    Gaston a pilot with 401 Squadron flew 36 missions with the 91st Bomber Group sometimes on 'General Ike'. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-97061 General Ike

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Grenier 23/2/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [J] Glatton 13/3/44; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-U] Bassingbourn 16/3/44; to 401BS [LL-B]; received battle damage on several occasions but always returned to base; Returned to the USA...

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 23:36:21 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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