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Two airmen of the 91st Bomb Group with a 324th Bomb Squadron B-17G Flying Fortress (DF-H, serial number 42-32085) at Bassingbourn in January 1943. Image via Lieutenant Colonel Paul Chryst, 91st Bomb Group. On reverse: US Army Examiner [Stamp]. Stamp has been struck out.

IWM catalogue record

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Two airmen of the 91st Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress (DF-H, serial number 41-23085) at Bassingbourn in January 1943. Image via Lieutenant Colonel Paul Chryst, 91st Bomb Group. On reverse: US Army Examiner [Stamp]. Stamp has been struck out.

Connections

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...

People

  • Paul Chryst

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
    Paul Chryst enlisted in the Air Corps in August 1942. After training and his commission as a 2nd Lt he was sent overseas and assigned to the 91st Bomb Group, 401st Bomb Squadron as a Bombardier. He was promoted to 1st Lt and flew 35 combat missions...

Aircraft

  • 42-32085 Yankee Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; with Merle Lambertson force landed Gt Falls 25/1/44, but rep; Cheyenne 20/5/44; Kearney 3/6/44; Bangor 13/6/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-H] Bassingbourn 10/7/44; transferred 322BS; Missing in Action 51m Tempelhof 3/2/45 with...

Locations

  • 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
16 October 2014 21:13:11 Gerry Asher Changes to caption and aircraft associations
Sources

RAGGED IRREGULARS OF BASSINGBOURN by Marion Havelaar & William N. Hess.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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