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B-17G serial 42-39863 (coded LL-Y) of the 401st Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group crash landed near Steeple Morden, 31 December 1943.

IWM catalogue record

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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-39863) of the 91st Bomb Groupn that has crash landed.



  • 42-39863

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 23/9/43; Gr Island 26/10/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG Bassingbourn 22/12/43; detailed Ludwigshaven suffered mechanical problems 30/12/43 with Frank Amman, Co-pilot: Harry Kirby, Navigator: Harry Levin, Bombardier: Pat McNulty, Flight...


  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...


Date Contributor Update
16 October 2014 19:51:30 Gerry Asher Changes to caption and place associations

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

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:18 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection