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Destiny's Child (42-31812) Kirby Crew, 401st BS, 91st BG

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...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31812 Destiny's Child

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/12/43; Kearney 7/1/44; Grenier 24/1/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-H] Bassingbourn 20/2/44; (completed first 44 missions on original engines for which crew chief Jack Gaffney awarded Bronze Star). Missing in Action on its 53rd...

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
20 July 2021 22:01:17 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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