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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 30/11/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Assigned 457BG Glatton 26/1/44; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-N] Bassingbourn 12/3/44; 139m Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 26/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 11/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 30/11/45, but not scrapped until 1963! (first heavy bomber attacked by German jet a/c.) OUTHOUSE MOUSE.

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

  • Emil DeQuardo

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 35 missions over Germany from 30 August 1944 to 6 January 1945. Heaviest loss mission was 2 November 1944 raid on Merseberg, the only mission when we encountered enemy fighters. At least 14 or our 36...

  • 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. ...

  • Joseph Frankie

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Frankie volunteered for the Army Air Corps in 1943, trained as a Bombardier and was commissioned in March 1944. He went overseas to join 323 Squadron 91st Bomber Group at Bassingbourn and completed 32 missions from July 44 to March 1945, some as Lead...

  • Edward Gates

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot / Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM(OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lauri Kivimaki

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Kirkham crew. 35 combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Lalonde

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    A Staff Sergeant with the 323rd Sqdn 91st Bomber Group Bombadier Lalonde flew multiple missions on 'Outhouse Mouse' from February to April 1945. After the war he worked as a supervisor in an electronics factory in New York.

  • Armando Sinibaldo

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    1st Lieutenant Armando J. Sinibaldo was born in Chicago, Illinois. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 and became a navigator. He joined the 91st Bomb Group in 323 Squadron, and flew 35 missions, including such B­17's as 'Nine-O-Nine,' ...

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...

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2021 01:22:19 acbernstein1 Changes to markings
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/nose_artists/starcer.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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