Queenie (42-31353) Fancher Crew, 322nd BS, 91st BG. 12 February 1944
BACK ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
Sgt. Clayton A. Lewis, Engineer; Sgt. Jack M. Taylor, Tail Gunner; Sgt. Ken F. McLaren, Radio Operator; Sgt. Thomas E. Moody, Waist Gunner; Sgt. Robert H. Clark, Ball Turret Gunner; Sgt. Joe Lennin, Waist Gunner
FRONT ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
2nd Lt. Herston (NMI) Hawkins, Navigator; 2nd Lt. Jack R. Mangold, Bombardier; 2nd Lt. Carl W. Wuest, Co-pilot; 2nd Lt. Robert E. Fancher, Pilot
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 25/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Romulus 12/11/43; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-Q] Bassingbourn 20/12/43; Missing in Action 18+m Berlin 29/4/44 with Jim Purdy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Fischer, Ball turret gunner: Lou Carusello...
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...