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
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 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,...
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...