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'Lt Donald H Frank and crew of the 401st Bomb Sqn., 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, beside the Boeing B-17F "Flying Fortress" 41-24884 coded LL-C 'Bad Egg'. England, 16 July 1943'.
16 July 1943 saw a mission to Vitry on the 91st's schedule, but it was scrubbed. "Bad Egg" lasted with the group until 31 December 1943. Returning from a mission to Cognac, the weather deteriorated to conditions that necessitated a diversion to an alternate field. As the "Egg" was landing, she struck a jeep on the runway whose driver was killed; the ship was repaired and transferred to the 390th BG.



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08 December 2015 12:28:03 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations