Roy Bertrand was a gunner on 'Rhapsody in Red' of 324th Sqdn 91st BG and completed 35 missions, surviving a crash on Christmas Eve 1944.
A fireman in civilian life for some thirty years he was Fire Chief and also served two terms as a City Councilman. He died January 8th 2001.
Units served with
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...
Home of the Memphis Belle
B-17 Flying Fortress
Accepted: 15 April 1944
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...