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Delta Rebel No2 (42-5077) Birdsong's Crew, 323rd Squadron, 91st BG
LEFT TO RIGHT:
B. Z. Byrd, Radio Operator; Randy Peterson, Left Waist Gunner; Steve Perri, Ball Turret Gunner; Harry Kulchesky, Right Waist Gunner; Clark Gable; Chuck Bennett, Co-pilot; George Birdsong, Pilot; Robert Abb, Bombardier; Robert Card, Tail Gunner
THE ACTOR CLARK GABLE IS INCLUDED IN THE DELTA REBEL CREW AS HE WAS IN THE PROCESS OF SHOOTING THE DOCUMENTARY FILM "COMBAT AMERICA."

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...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Abb

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2'

  • Charles Bennett

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot / Co-pilot
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29559 'Stupntakit'. - Evaded. See his page at www.evasioncomete.org >>> Fiches.

  • George Birdsong

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Flew 25 missions as pilot on 'Delta Rebel No2'. ...

  • B Byrd

    Military | Master Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 25 x missions on B-17 42-5077 'Delta Rebel No. 2'. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Card

    Military | Tail Gunner
    Robert Card was Tail Gunner on 'Delta Rebel No 2' and based at Bassingbourn with the 91st BG. ...

  • Clark (William Gable

    Military | Major | Cameraman, Gunner, Actor
    Clark Gable flew at least 5 missions as Captain filming 50,000 ft of gunnery combat during 1943. He received the Air Medal for his service. 1 mission was flown with the 303rd BG. The rest were with the 351st BG in different aircraft. The film was named...

  • Harry Kulchesky

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2'

  • Steven Perri

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Randy Petersen

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2'

Aircraft

  • 42-5077 Delta Rebel No. 2

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Tulsa 15 September 1942, arrived in Bangor, Northern Ireland 11 October 1942; Assigned to the 323 Bomb Squadron/ 91st Bomb Group [coded OR-T] at Bassingbourn on 15 October 1942. On 1 May 1943, Delta Rebel No. 2 became the first B-17 Flying Fortress...

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
07 July 2021 20:07:57 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/crewphotos/deltarebel.html

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