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Fr. Michael S. Ragan, 91st BG chaplain shakes hands with a 91st BG air crew member in early 1945 at Bassingbourn. Photograph by Lt. Thomas F. Flemming.

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  • Michael Ragan

    Military | Captain | Chaplain
    Group catholic chaplain. Ragan was a veritable celebrity at Bassingbourn, usually present beside the runway for the departure of every operational mission during his tenure. A Fortress was eventually named for him, B-17 44-83263 "Ragan's Raiders".

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  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2017 14:58:28 SeattleSleeper Changes to caption and unit associations
Sources

Scanned from B&W negative, Kodak Super-XX with Leica I camera by Lt. Thomas F. Flemming

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2017 21:52:07 SeattleSleeper Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Scanned from B&W negative, Kodak Super-XX with Leica I camera. Photograph taken by Lt. Thomas F. Flemming, 323rd BS.

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