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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/44; Gr Island 4/3/44; Grenier 10/3/44;

Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-S/B] Bassingbourn 7/3/44; 83+ missions SWEET 17 THE SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS.

Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; Sth Plains 11/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 1/12/45.

Service

Units

  • 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

People

  • Thomas Flemming

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Thomas F Flemming served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group. ...

  • George Kesselring

    Military | Major | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    George Kesselring served as a B-17 pilot with the 91st Bomb Group at Bassingbourn, England. One of his aircraft was nicknamed "Sweet 17". In total, George flew 35 missions during World War II. Dates of service: 1942-1963

Places

  • Bassingbourn

    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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2019 11:18:57 vppelt68 Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Joe Baugher's website

Date Contributor Update
27 June 2016 17:59:27 Dennis7423 Changes to production block number and markings
Sources

Internet search

Date Contributor Update
09 December 2014 12:20:51 Lucy May Changes to nicknames, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Made Connections based on existing information in the Biography field and on George Kesselring's page.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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