Buckeye Boomerang II (42-31672 LL) Davis Crew, 401st BS, 91st BG
BACK ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
T/Sgt. Duard K. Nowling, Radio Operator & Gunner; S/Sgt. Joseph B. Brennann, Ball Turret Gunner & Armorer; T/Sgt. Robert A. Wood, Top Turret Gunner & Flight Engineer; S/Sgt. Joel L. Ziegler, Tail Gunner; S/Sgt. Robert O. Duncan, Waist Gunner & Armorer; T/Sgt. George A. Parrish, Waist Gunner.
FRONT ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
Lt. Walter G. Quarve, Bombardier & Gunner; Captain John D. Davis, Pilot; Alan D. Morey, Co-pilot; Frank I. Varva, Navigator & Gunner.
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 Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Presque Is 2/1/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG Bassingbourn 23/1/44; Missing in Action 6m Stuttgart 20/3/44 with Frank Turk, Co-pilot: Franklin Whitcomb, tog-Chester Knowles, ttg-Dale Jackson, Ball turret gunner:...
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...