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"Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 91st Bomb Group, 8th AF, wing their way over enemy territory enroute to target at Brunswick, Germany. 30 Jan. 1944. (Altitude 22,000 Feet)."

Centre of picture - B-17G's 42-37939, 42-97504 and 42-5428. Top right of picture are a threesome from 534BS, 381BG. Bottom right a single B-17G from 533BS, 381BG.



  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    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...

  • 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • 534th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-37939 'Sugar Blues'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/10/43; Gr Island 9/11/43; Assigned 323BS/91BG Bassingbourn 20/12/43; 15m Missing in Action Oschersleben 22/2/44 with Roman Maziarz, Co-pilot: Peter DeloWounded in Action, Navigator: Mortimer Pudnos, Bombardier: Arthur Clay, Flight...

  • 42-5428 Black Magic

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/42; Wilmington 31/1/43; Salina 3/3/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-Z] 24/3/43; transferred 322BS/91BG [LG-T] Bassingbourn 23/12/43; AFSC Burtonwood, Lancs. 8/4/44; Returned to the USA Tinker 21/6/44; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 42-97504

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Presque Is 2/1/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-P] Bassingbourn 23/1/44; {70m} battle damaged Frieberg 14/10/44 with Ed Spawinski; crash landed base on return, Salvaged 2 SAD. MARY LOU.


Date Contributor Update
24 September 2018 15:50:15 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations