Browse Illinois Research and Scholarship by Subject "B-17"
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(2002)When ""Mary Ruth" Memories of Mobile ...We Still Remember" was written, the author was unable to determine why and by whom "Mary Ruth" Memories of Mobile had been named. This is the real story of the "Mary Ruth." This is ...
(2001)The Eighth Air Force flew a total of 264,618 individual bomber sorties out of England during World War II. The 91st Bomb Group (Heavy), alone, flew 340 missions. Although many missions were routine, with little action, all ...
(2015-09-01)On 17 May 1943, B-17 No. 41-24485, “Memphis Belle”, of the 91st Bomb group, stationed at Bassingbourn Air Base, completed her 25th combat mission over the continent. Two days earlier, her regular crew, that of Cpt Robert ...
(2007)During World War II, the ten-men crews of heavy bombers trained together for several weeks in the States before being sent overseas and into combat. When in combat the lives of the crew depended on all crewmen performing ...