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Joseph C Reynolds


Flew 25 missions on 'Delta Rebel #2', died non battle.

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.



  • George Birdsong

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Flew 25 missions as pilot on 'Delta Rebel No2'. ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    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...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-5077 Delta Rebel No. 2

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Tulsa 15 September 1942, arrived in Bangor, Northern Ireland 11 October 1942; Assigned to the 323 Bomb Squadron/ 91st Bomb Group [coded OR-T] at Bassingbourn on 15 October 1942. On 1 May 1943, Delta Rebel No. 2 became the first B-17 Flying Fortress...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , 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...


Event Location Date
Born Tennessee, USA 22 December 1917

Son of Dr James C and Cornelia S Reynolds.

Lived in Tillman County, OK, USA 1941
Pilot training 1 US Air Force Recruiting, 1225 W Perimeter Rd, Universal City, TX 78148, USA 1941

Trained at Randolph Field, Texas.

Pilot training 2 Lubbock, TX, USA 1941

Trained at Lubbock, Texas.

Pilot training 3 Walla Walla, WA 99362, USA 1941

Trained at Walla Walla, Washington.

Enlisted Oklahoma City, OK, USA 11 November 1941
Based Bassingbourn 1942 – May 1943

Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 2 May 1943

Died Non Battle. 2-May-43.

Buried Frederick, OK 73542, USA 1948

Frederick Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
23 March 2017 18:48:24 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:09 AAM AAM ingest

Combat Chronology, 91st web site, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 498, NARA / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia