Delivered Cheyenne 23/11/43; Gr Island 5/12/43; Milwaukee 14/12/43; Presque Is 17/12/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-N] Bassingbourn 1/2/44 BETTY LOU'S BUGGY; 323BS [OR-D]; crash landed RAF Chilbolton 27/4/44, repaired 2 SAD Lt Staughton, ret 23/5/44; on night flying training op 14/9/44 with Chas Kirkham, Co-pilot: Ed Gates, Navigator: Lauri Kivimaki, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Griswold, pass (v)- Emil DeQuardo (5 Returned to Duty); Salvaged 30/9/44. 67m declared W/W, transferred SAD Watton. BETTY LOU'S BLOCK BUSTER.
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...
Home of the Memphis Belle
Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
Made 30 missions over Europe. Plane B-17 #4231579 'Betty Lou's Buggy. '
DFC/ EAME/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ GC
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.
Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
As Bombadier Rogan flew 15 missions on 322nd Sqdn's 'Betty Lou's Buggy' with the 91st BG before becoming Pathfinder for the Group and being awarded the DFC and Air Medal. He was afterwards an administrator with The Veterans' Association for 38 years.
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...
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