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323rd Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

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Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 45

    18 March 1943
    The U-Boat pens at Vegesack-Bremen are the primary target of this mission. 76 B-17s are despatched: 91BG (18); 303BG (20); 305BG (18) and 306BG (20). These are joined by 17 B-24's: 44BG (9) and 93BG (15). Of the 103 aircraft despatched 97 are effective...

Stations

Station Location Date
Based Bassingbourn

Connections

People

  • Robert Abb

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2'

  • Harry Ackerman

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Flew 5 missions on Delta Rebel #2

  • Samuel Aldridge

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot up by a fighter and made an emergency landing north of Lingen, GR on a mission to target airfields in the Rheine/Osnabruck area of GR on 21 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3040 'Miss Ouachita'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Alexander

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down by fighters and crashed south of Minden, GR on a mission to Oschersleben on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-37746 'Paper Dolly'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Lewis Alger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Damaged by flak and forced to ditch in the Norht Sea on the return from a mission to Wilhelmshaven, GR on 3 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-37965 'My Desire'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Alvah Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Anklam, Germany. Shot down 9-Oct-43 in B-17 42-29740. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 896. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Allred

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Charles Allshouse

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Anklam, Germany. Shot down 9-Oct-43 in B-17 42-29740. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 896. Awards: PH.

  • Donald Alton

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Alton was born in Canada of American parents and after high school worked with horses, riding in rodeos. He joined the Canadian army in 1941 and transferred to the USAAF in 1942 where - after training - he was assigned to 323rd Sqdn 91st BG at...

  • Robert Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 26 November 1944 in B-17 43-37913 'Seattle Sleeper. ' Prisoner of War.

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Aircraft

  • 41-24399 Man O' War

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Bangor 13/7/42; with Earl Shaefer force landed Olmstead, PA 20/8/42; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-V] Bassingbourn 23/9/42; Missing in Action Kassel 30/7/43 with Keene McCammon, Co-pilot: John Bruce (2 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Bob Duggan,...

  • 41-24523 Golly, Lil' Audrey, Snooks

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-N] Bangor 13/9/42; Bassingbourn 10/11/42; Missing in Action 19m Amiens 3/8/43 with Dick Rodman, Co-pilot: Stan Czerwinski, Navigator: Renis TeMaat, Bombardier: Saul Berson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leo Kane, Radio...

  • 41-24524 The Eagle's Wrath

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-O] Bangor 10/9/42; Bassingbourn 11/10/42; Missing in Action 16m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Tony Arcaro, Co-pilot: Roman Niemczyk, Bombardier: Bill Glover, Radio Operator: Delmar Kaech, Waist gunner: Elmer Lindholm, Waist gunner:...

  • 41-24544 Pennsylvania Polka

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24544 "Pennsylvania Polka" was assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-O] Bangor 10-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 26-Oct-42; Shot down 4-Feb-43 by fighters 12 miles NW of the tip of Terschelling Island, Holland while on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards...

  • 41-24547 Vertigo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-P] Bangor 10/9/42; Bassingbourn 11/10/42; Missing in Action 9+m St Nazaire 1/5/43 with Bob Rand, Navigator: Don Sternglanz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry King, Waist gunner: Thad Kusowski, Tail gunner: Dick Shumard ...

  • 41-24549 Stupen Takit

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F-25-BO 41-24549 'Stupen Takit was assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-Q] Bangor 10-Oct-42; Bassingbourn 11-Oct-42; Missing in Action (MIA) 14 missions over Hamm, Germany 4-Mar-43 The aircraft took a direct flak just after the target and exploded just minutes...

  • 41-24570 Panhandle Dogie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24570 "Panhandle Dogie" Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR- ] Bangor 10-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 11-Oct-42; damaged on first mission Abbeville 8-Nov-42 limped back to base, and became a Hangar Queen; Salvaged BD 27-Nov-42 10RTD. ...

  • 41-24589 Texas Bronco

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24589 "Texas Bronco" was assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-R] Dow Field, Bangor 15-Sep-42; with Gene Ellis, wrecked, while turning plane into takeoff position, tail wheel ran off runway causing tail section severed from rear bulkhead, 5-Oct-42, repaired...

  • 41-24639 'Careful Virgin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/9/42; Boise 16/9/42; wrecked on landing with broken crankshaft, rep; Cheyenne 11/10/42; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-W] Bassingbourn 29/1/43 and first in group to have AFCE fitted at 2 SAD Lt Staughton 8/3/44; transferred 7/5/44 50+m...

  • 41-9023 Yankee Doodle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Boeing B-17E ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 22:23:55 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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