US B-17F Fortress aircraft 'Bomb Boogie' of the 91st Bomb Group, 401st Bomb Squadron in flight, Jun-Sep 1943

Caption   US B-17F Fortress aircraft 'Bomb Boogie' of the 91st Bomb Group, 401st Bomb Squadron in flight, Jun-Sep 1943 ww2dbase
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 27 Mar 2012

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
24 Jan 2012 07:02:26 PM

This plane was shot down 6 Sep 1943 on a raid to Stuttgart, Germany. All 10 crew survived, 6 were taken prisoner and 4 evaded capture.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
27 Sep 2017 07:59:27 AM

Based at Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, the 91st Bomb Group (H) participated as part of the US 8th Air Force in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) during World War II. After forming and training at Tampa, Florida, and Walla Walla, Washington, the 91st arrived in England in September 1942, supported by 2,000 ground personnel. The 91st officers and enlisted airmen flew 9,391 B-17 combat sorties on 340 missions between 7 November 1942 and 23 April 1945. In the air battles for freedom the 91st lost 197 B-17s while destroying 420 enemy aircraft in combat. They lost some 1,010 combat crewmen (899 killed and 111 missing in action); and more than 960 airmen would become Prisoners-of-War. Two Distinguished Unit Citations were awarded to the 91st - for missions on 4 March 1943 to Hamm and 11 January 1944 to Oschersleben, Germany. The famous ‘Memphis Belle’ (one of the first 8th Air Force bomber to complete 25 missions) and ‘Nine–O-Nine’ (which survived a record 149 missions) were 91st B-17 aircraft.

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