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Roy Bertrand


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

  • 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...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Home of the Memphis Belle


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...


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Date Contributor Update
31 March 2020 13:12:24 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, role, biography, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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