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42-29750

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/43; Walker 26/2/43; Smoky Hill 19/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 96BG Grafton Underwood 16/4/43 RAMBLIN’ REBEL Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-L] Bassingbourn 24/8/43; Missing in Action 4m Emden 27/9/43 with John Perritt*, Co-pilot: Gene Hill, Navigator: Frank Rolfe*, Ball turret gunner: Bill Golden, Waist gunner: Jim Sample, Waist gunner: Chas Oliver, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Stokes,Tail gunner: Ray Sell (8KIA -* bodies recovered next day, rest never found), Bombardier: Dick Hull, Radio Operator: Edgar Fetty (2 Prisoner of War); shot down by enemy aircraft crashed sea off Langeoog Is, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 668. REBEL’S REVENGE.

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

  • Edgar Fetty

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 27 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29750 'Rebel's Revenge', Prisoner of War (POW).

  • 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. ...

  • William Golden

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 27 September 1943 in B-17 #4229750 'Rebel's Revenge. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Eugene Hill

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 27 September 1943 in B-17 #4229750 'Rebel's Revenge. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Richard Hull

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 27 September 1943 in B-17 42-29750 'Rebel's Revenge. ...

  • Charles Oliver

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 27 September 1943 in B-17 #4229750 'Rebel's Revenge. ' Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • John Perritt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 27 September 1943 in B-17 #4229750 'Rebel's Revenge. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Rolfe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 27 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29750 'Rebel's Revenge. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Sample

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 27 September 1943 in B-17 #4229750 'Rebel's Revenge. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Raymond Sell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 27 September 1943 in B-17 #4229750 'Rebel's Revenge. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

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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...

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 27 September 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 02:38:45 Sunflower Changes to person associations
Sources

Leland C. Borgstrom's daughter, Janice Borgstrom Massucci of Wichita, Kansas

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 668 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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