B-17F Flying Fortress bomber 'Our Gang' of US 8th Air Force, 91st Bomb Group, 324th Bombing Squadron at Bassingbourn, England, United Kingdom, Jun or Jul 1943; note Jeep with fuel tank under driver

Caption   B-17F Flying Fortress bomber 'Our Gang' of US 8th Air Force, 91st Bomb Group, 324th Bombing Squadron at Bassingbourn, England, United Kingdom, Jun or Jul 1943; note Jeep with fuel tank under driver ww2dbase
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 17 Apr 2009

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
2 Apr 2009 12:46:01 AM

Our Gang (42-5069) was lost over Sankt Goar, Germany during the Schweinfurt raid of 17 Aug 1943 while on her 21st mission. All 10 crew members survived and were taken prisoner.
2. mike says:
13 Dec 2011 01:25:46 PM

I have 3 large photos 8 by 10 inch and one smaller photo of our gang B-17 and crew in jeep all original classified confidential. and marked official photograph U.S.ARMY AIR FORCES not to be reproduced without permision. Not sure how I ended up with them do you think thay have any value? Also the crew is listed on the back of them. Is it possible to return them to the family.
3. Jerry Johnson says:
12 Nov 2014 06:42:10 AM

If you still have the Photos of the Our Gang Bomber, My Father in Law Jim Cobb was the Radio Operator on the Schweinfurt Raid and was a survivor. He died in Fremont North Carolina in 1995. I am married to his Daugher "Libbie" and just celebrated my 40th Wedding Anniversary with the love of my life.

Would love to get a copy of the photos from you if possible.

Jerry
4. James P. Smith says:
24 Jul 2015 02:38:58 PM

The pilot in the cockpit is my dad. His crew flew 25 missions before returning home and turning the plane over to the crew that flew the Schweinfurt Raid.
5. Melanie Wood says:
7 Sep 2016 12:14:40 PM

James - I believe my grandfather Arthur L. Smith flew with your father as a radio operator. I am working on typing out his life story (he hand wrote it) and he mentions his Captain James Smith flying Our Gang and how much he trusted and respected him.

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