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91st Bomb Squadron

Squadron

The 91st Bombardment Squadron was formed as the 11th Reconnaissance Squadron (Light) in 1940 and became the 91st Bombardment Squadron on 14 August 1941

On 23 August 1943 the 16th, 17th and 91st Bombardment Squadrons became the 522nd, 523rd and 524th Fighter-Bomber Squadrons. On 30 May all three became Fighter Squadrons

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  • 27th Fighter Group

    27th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 27th went through two different incarnations during the Second World War. As the 27th Bombardment Group it fought in the Philippines and Java in 1941-42. It was then reformed in the US and sent to North Africa, where it eventually became the 27th...

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  • 524th Fighter Squadron

    524th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The squadron was re-manned and re-equipped at Hunter Field with the Douglas A-20 Havoc light bomber. After additional training in Mississippi and Louisiana, the group moved to Ste-Barbe-du-Tlelat Airfield, Algeria, arriving on 26 December[1] to enter...

Connections

People

  • August Fleischbein

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier / Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-37950 'Dinah Might', the crew baled out and the pilot made an emergency landing near Polder, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Modgling

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Casimer Nastal

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner [Right] | 447th Bomb Group
    S/Sgt Casimer A "Tony" Nastal entered military service in 1941 and would serve on different bomber crews with the 447BG, 8AF, before eventually being assigned to the B-17 41-24485 'Memphis Belle', replacing Scott E Miller as the right waist gunner. He...

Aircraft

  • 42-5159 Old Patch

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 4/10/42; Salina 10/11/42; 3701 BU Amarillo 13/8/43; with Tony Pellini 25/2/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 20/12/45.

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Date Contributor Update
07 December 2016 02:16:03 466thHistorian Created entry with type, category, name, description, air forces, aircraft types, unit encompassing associations and unit became association
Sources

http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/27th_Fighter_Group.html

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