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"Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" warming up to take-off on another death dealing mission against the Nazis. The planes were attached to the 91st Bomb Group at a base in Bassingbourn, England."

B-17 42-31187 'Buckeye Boomerang' next in line.



  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    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...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31187 Buckeye Boomerang

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/9/43; Gt Falls 14/10/43; Bowman 18/10/43; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 16/11/43; transferred 401BS/91BG [LL-F] Bassingbourn 20/11/43; battle damaged Oschersleben 10m 11/1/44 with John Davis, limped back to England and force landed...

  • 42-37958 'Old Faithful'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 27/10/43; Gr Island 11/11/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-G] Bassingbourn 20/12/43; 36m ex-St Nazaire, sustained battle damage and crash landed Wincanton, Som. UK., 25/6/44 with Peter Mikonis, Co-pilot: Frank Pepper, Navigator: Joe...


Date Contributor Update
20 July 2021 16:07:43 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2021 18:58:12 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations