Gypsie aka Blood N' Guts (44-8324 LL-R) Holmes Crew, 401st BS, 91st BG
BACK ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
1st Lt. Lawrence M. Politzer, Navigator; 1st Lt. Wesley L. Edwards, Co-pilot; 1st Lt Thomas M. Holmes, Pilot; 1st Lt. Edward L. Davis, Bombardier
FRONT ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
T/Sgt. Fredric A. Moshier, Radio Operator & Gunner; S/Sgt. Francis E. Drake, Tailgunner; S/Sgt. Jack B. Stafford, Waist Gunner; S/Sgt. Earl A. Jones, Top Turret Gunner
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Kearney 10/8/44; Albuquerque 15/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-R] Bassingbourn 12/9/44 GYPSIE; `60+m` Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; Sth Plains 16/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...
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...