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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/44; Kearney 13/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-B/Z] Bassingbourn 2/6/44; 100+m took part in POW return trips; t/o accident with Forrest Hunt at Merville, France 14/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 12/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 16/12/45. RAMBLIN' REBEL. Photograph by Lt. Thomas F. Flemming, 323rd BS.

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

  • Leland Borgstrom

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Leland Borgstrom served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group, flying missions out of Bassingbourn, England. He flew B-17s on 29 missions.

  • 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. ...

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
13 June 2017 19:09:06 SeattleSleeper Changes to description
Sources

Color slide by Lt. Thomas F. Flemming

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 02:40:15 Sunflower Changes to person associations
Sources

Leland Borgstrom's daughter, Janice Borgstrom Massucci

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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