Broad Minded (44-8429 LL G) Bateman Crew, 401st BS, 91st BS
BACK ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
2nd Lt. Chester Budo, Navigator (Berkeley, CA); 2nd Lt. Frank Nelson, Co-pilot (CA); 1st Lt. William Bateman, Pilot (Providence, RI); M/Sgt. Clifford Pierce, Ground Crew Chief (Kodak, TN); Sgt. Harry Smith, Asst. Crew Chief (Lahoma, OK).
FRONT ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
S/Sgt. Paul O. Kennedy, Ball Turret Gunner & Asst. Armorer (Turley, OK); T/Sgt. Harold Goldfarb, Top Turret Gunner & Engineer (Bronx, NY); S/Sgt. Joseph E. Hutton, Tail Gunner & Asst. Radio Operator (Oxford, MS); T/Sgt. Joseph Colin Dawson, Radio Operator & Right Waist Gunner (Pawtucket, RI); S/Sgt. John F. Burchard, Waist Gunner (Cleveland, OH); T/Sgt. A.D. Palmer, Togglier (Stephenville, TX).
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Lincoln 15/9/44; Hunter 19/9/44; Grenier 3/10/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-G] Bassingbourn 4/11/44; 50+m.
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...