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Leland C Borgstrom


Leland Borgstrom served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group, flying missions out of Bassingbourn, England. He flew B-17s on 29 missions.


Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    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


  • 43-37540 Ramblin Rebel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/44; Kearney 13/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-B/Z] Bassingbourn 2/6/44; 100+m took part in POW return trips; t/o accident with Forrest Hunt at Merville, France 14/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/7/45; 4185...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , 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...


Event Location Date
Born Lindsborg, KS 67456, USA


Date Contributor Update
27 March 2017 10:02:08 Lucy May Changes to role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

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Date Contributor Update
14 December 2014 00:01:31 Sunflower Changes to highest rank and role

Myself - his daughter

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2014 00:00:48 Sunflower Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname and nationality