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Man O' War (41-24399 OR-V) Silvernail Crew, 323rd BS, 91st BG
BACK ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
Sgt. Emmitt R. Wilson, Ball Turret Gunner; Koons, Waist Gunner; Sgt. Robert G. Gaynor, Waist Gunner; Sgt. Charles W. Neal, Top Turret Gunner; Sgt. William J. Barrett, Radio Operator; Sgt. Richard Robinson, Tail Gunner
FRONT ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
2nd Lt. Adrian T. VanBemmel, Navigator; 2nd Lt. Charles A. Bennett, Co-pilot; 2nd Lt. Charles H. Silvernail, Pilot; 2nd Lt. Maurice J. Sullivan, Bombardier

Connections

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

Aircraft

  • 41-24399 Man O' War

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Bangor 13/7/42; with Earl Shaefer force landed Olmstead, PA 20/8/42; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-V] Bassingbourn 23/9/42; Missing in Action Kassel 30/7/43 with Keene McCammon, Co-pilot: John Bruce (2 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Bob Duggan,...

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
23 July 2021 18:49:48 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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

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