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Jack C Fisher

Military

Jack Fisher - bombardier -joined the 91st at Walla Walla, arrived in England in October 1942 and began combat in 'The Careful Virgin'. On his third mission he took a hit in his right leg and spent a month in hospital.

He was again injured on the May 21st 1943 raid on Wilhelmshaven when a direct hit from a 20mm left a gaping hole in the fuselage. Fortunately he was wearing a specially reinforced flak suit which shredded but effectively saved his life. He was later interviewed by Dr Grow the man responsible for producing the updated flak suit.

Service

Units served with

  • 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

  • 41-24639 'Careful Virgin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/9/42; Boise 16/9/42; wrecked on landing with broken crankshaft, rep; Cheyenne 11/10/42; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-W] Bassingbourn 29/1/43 and first in group to have AFCE fitted at 2 SAD Lt Staughton 8/3/44; transferred 7/5/44 50+m...

  • 42-2990 Dame Satan

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-R] West Palm Beach 14/12/42; Bassingbourn 10/1/43; Missing in Action 11+m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Pilot Jack A. Hargis; Ball turret gunner: Starr A. Tucker (2 Killed in Action); Navigator: Carlyle H. Darling; Bombardier: Edward...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2021 22:37:24 acbernstein1 Changes to unit associations
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Date Contributor Update
05 February 2020 15:14:03 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Biography completed by historian Helen Millgate. Information sourced from newsletters of the 91st Bomb Group related to the service of Jack C. Fisher.

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