Little Patches (42-31678 DF-L) Major Crew, 324th BS, 91st BG
BACK ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
S/Sgt. John Pertuett, Asst. Engineer/Right Waist Gunner; S/Sgt. Earl Doughtery, Ball Turret Gunner; T/Sgt. Rollie C. Hill, Radio Operator; T/Sgt. George W. Parks, Engineer/Top Turret Gunner; S/Sgt. Leland Fleming, Left Waist Gunner; S/Sgt. Robert Smith, Tail Gunner
FRONT ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
Lt. Rocky Rasmusen, Navigator; Lt. William Majors, Pilot; Lt. Lloyd Keller, Co-pilot; Lt. Charles Mooney, Bombardier
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...
Home of the Memphis Belle
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 19/12/43; Presque Is 9/1/44; RAF Nutts Corner 18/1/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-L] Bassingbourn 27/1/44; 401BS [LL-L]; 100+m Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 11/6/45; Romulus 12/6/45; Topeka 13/6/45; 4168 Base Unit,...
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...