The fire damaged wreckage of B-17G serial 42-31513 (coded OR-S) of the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st BG. Handwritten caption on reverse: '6/4/44: #4429: B-17 23153 after burning. Crew escaped. H.'
IWM catalogue record
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The fire damaged wreckage of a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 91st Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '6/4/44: #4429: B-17 23153 after burning. Crew escaped. H.'
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 15/11/43; Ogden 18/11/43; Gr Island 10/12/43; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-S] Bassingbourn 24/2/44; while on training flight, crash-landed base then caught fire 6 April 1944 with Capt Albert Kuehl, CP- Jewell Stevens, N-Mortimer Oudnoss, E...
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...