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Memorials Around the World

that are dedicated to the men of the 91st BG(H)

Click on flag to see photos (if available)

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Memphis Belle - Memphis Tennessee, USA

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  The Memphis Belle is the property of the U. S. Air Force Museum, Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton Ohio.  The aircraft is being relocated to the U. S. Air Force Museum in 2005. A historical plaque, placed near the aircraft, has been dedicated to the airmen of the 91st Bomb Group.
   
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Arlington National Cemetery - Washington, DC

Photos Available (1)

  This plaque is located in the Trophy Room behind the Tomb of the Unknowns. Thanks Whit for the photo.
   
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Prop Memorial - Bassingbourn, England

Photos Available (5) - includes background history

  This is the 91st Bomb Group Prop Memorial.  It is located at the  Bassingbourn Barracks near the Township of Royston on The Great North Road.  It was erected and dedicated in May 1978 and maintained by the "Friends of the 91st.
   
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Dedicated to the Airmen - Bassingbourn, England

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A plaque that describes the history regarding the airmen of the 91st Bomb Group stationed at the Bassingbourn Air Base during WWII and is dedicated to them. This plaque is located with the Prop Memorial.
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Shoo Shoo (Shoo) Baby - Dayton, Ohio, USA

 

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  Shoo Shoo Baby is located at the Air Force Museum, Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. This plaque is located in the Radio Room of Shoo Shoo Baby. It was donated by the Eastern Division of the 91st Bomb Group Memorial Association. The Plaque reads:        

                                           SHOO SHOO BABY

FROM 24 MARCH 1944 TO 29 MAY 1944

UNDER THE LEADERSHIP AND TENDER LOVING CARE OF THE  401ST BOMB SQUADRON, 91ST BOMB GROUP (H), AAF STATION 121  BASSINGBOURN, ENGLAND. FLEW 22 COMBAT MISSIONS OVER OCCUPIED EUROPE. IT CRASH LANDED IN SWEDEN ON IT'S 23rd MISSION 29 MAY 1944.

   
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Queen Mary - Long Beach, California, USA

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  This is a Plaque/Certificate located over the companionway door jam in the W.W.II exhibit.  It was dedicated to the 91st Bomb Group and their voyage on the Queen Mary to England on September 5 - 9, 1942. The plaque was donated in 1971 by the West Coast Division of the 91st Bomb Group Memorial Association.
     
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MacDill Air Force Base - Tampa, Florida, USA

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  This is a Historical Memorial dedicated to the first members of the 91st Bomb Group. These airmen were trained in 1942, at MacDill AFB in Tampa FL. The memorial was donated in 1991 by the 91st Bomb Group Memorial Association.
     
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323rd Squadron Marker - Bassingbourn, England

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  Historical Memorial and 323rd Squadron Marker located at the bottom of the 'Avenue' to Wimpole Hall. The airmen of the 323rd parked and maintained their B-17s among the Elm Trees of the Wimpole Hall Estate. The site is across the highway from the Bassingbourn Barracks facilities. It was donated in 1997 by the 91st Bomb Group Memorial Association. (Thanks to Steve Pena, from the Tower Museum in Bassingbourn, for the photo)
     
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323rd Plaque - Bassingbourn, England

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  A plaque presenting the 323rd Marker to the National Heritage Trust in 1997. This Plaque is located in the Hallway of Wimpole Hall, Bassingbourn, England.
     
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Four Horsemen Plaque - St. Nazaire, France

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  This is a historical plaque honoring the Four Horsemen (91st BG, 303rd BG, 305th BG and the 306th BG). The Plaque is located in St. Nazaire, France. It was donated by the people of St. Nazaire, France in 1997.3
     
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Wright Patterson AFB - Dayton, Ohio, USA

Photos Available (1)

  This a Living Tree Memorial with a stone marker. It is located in the Air Force Museum at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. It was donated in 1982 by the 91st Bomb Group Memorial Association.
     
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The Eagle pub - Cambridge, England

Photos Available (3)

  A plaque located within the Eagle Pub in Cambridge, England. It was donated in 1984 by the 91st Bomb Group Memorial Association.
     
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Royston Town Hall - England

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  A plaque in the Royston Town Hall and formerly posted on Royston's 91st Bomb Group Fountain. It was donated in 1987 and presented to the people of Royston.
     
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Brass Alter Bowl - Cambridge, England

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  This is a Brass Alter Bowl which replaced a previous bowl (a Silver Alter Bowl donated in 1963) that was stolen from the Chapel of the American Cemetery in Cambridge, England. It was donated in 1988 by the 91st Bomb Group Memorial Association.
     
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Red Granite Memorial - Royston, England

Photos Available (10) - includes a map of Royston

  A Red Granite Memorial located in the Royston Priory Gardens, England. It was erected to take the place of the vandal damaged Memorial Fountain (which was erected in 1963). It was dedicated to the airmen of the 91st Bomb Group. It is owned and maintained by the Royston Town council. It was donated to the Royston Town Council and 91st Bomb Group Memorial Association.
     
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Walla Walla Washington - Washington, USA

Photos Available (1) - includes BGMA proclamation

  This Historical Memorial is located in what is now the Walla Walla Washington Airport. It can be observed outside the passenger entrance. It was dedicated to the 91st Bomb Group Airmen who trained in that location in 1942. It was donated in 1991 by the 91st Bomb Group Memorial Association.
     
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Pentagon - Washington, DC

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  This is a small plaque on the 4th floor wall outside room 4C1000 of the Pentagon. It is dedicated to those airmen of the 91st Bomb Group who were lost on the Schweinfurt Mission, Black Thursday, October 14, 1943. The date & donor of the plaque is unknown.
     
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91st Bomb Group Tower Museum - Bassingbourn, England

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  Officially opened in 1974 by Maj. Gen. S.T. Wray, first Commanding Officer of the 91st BG (H), and housed in the original wartime control tower, the Museum has a unique collection of 91st BG(H) artifacts, photographs and documents which aim to illustrate the endeavors of the 91st Bomb Group (H) during WWII. The Museum also has areas dedicated to the Royal Air Force who had a near thirty year presence at Bassingbourn.
     
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Air Force Academy B-17 - Colorado, USA

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  This Monument is a scaled down bronze replica of a B-17. It is located on the grounds of the United Sates Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was donated in 1997 by the 91st Bomb Group Memorial Association and other 8th Air Force Groups.
     
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Air Force Academy Plaque - Colorado, USA

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  A plaque that is posted on the Air Force Academy Memorial Wall.   It was donated in 1985 by the 91st Bomb Group Memorial Association.
     
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Air Force Heritage Museum - Savannah, Georgie, USA

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  This is a plaque that is located in the 8th Air Force Heritage Museum in Savannah, Georgia.  It was donated in 1996 by the 91st Bomb Group Memorial Association.
     
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Holland Churchyard - Opijnen, Holland

Photos Available (1) - plus more info & photos

  A plaque that is located in a Churchyard in Opijnen, Holland. It was erected in Opijnen in 1983 by the American Women's Club of Amsterdam and the Betty McDonald Foundation in gratitude to the people of Opijnen for the diligently caring for the graves of the eight airmen buried there since 1943. http://www.awca.nl/
     
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Planes of Fame Air Museum - Chino, California, USA

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A plaque that is located in the main hanger along with a painting depicting a ground crew working on a B-17, donated by the 91st Bomb Group Memorial Association. A "Scratch Art" painting from Steve Ridgway (England) depicting B-17 "Destiny's Child" and 6 original nose art paintings by Tony Starcer.

   

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Town Community Hall and in the high street - Wincanton, England

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Two plaques located in the Town Community Hall and one stone memorial located in the high street were placed in memory of the crew of Old Faithful who died when their B-17 crashed nearby. The stone memorial has poppy wreaths pinned to it every year.

   

Priority Gal plaque - Pinnis Valley, Austria

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This is a plaque in honor of the B-17 crew of Priority Gal who was hit by flak over Innsbruck on July 31st, 1944, then took evasive maneuvers to spare the village in the Pinnis Valley.

 

 

Arizona Wing Museum - Mesa, Arizona, USA

Photos Available (1)

 

This is a 91st BG exhibit. The museum also maintains the B-17 Sentimental Journey and has a permanent exbitit of Chow-hound.

   
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The Black Swan Memorial - Brittney, France

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  The two monuments were erected to honor crew members of the Black Swan who did not survive a crash on December 31st, 1943.
   

Jack Hargis Memorial - Belgium

Photos Available (2)

  2nd Lt. Jack Hargis was piloting Dame Satan when it crashed in Belgium on August 17th, 1943 during the Schweinfurt raid.
   
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Oklahoma Okie Memorial - Lesperon, France

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  Oklahoma Okie crashed on December 31, 1943. A memorial was erected by a local priest who witnessed the crash. The memorial is located in the churchyard.
   
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Camp Lucky Strike Memorial - Paluel, France

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  This plaque was erected at the location of Camp Lucky Strike, which had been adapted into a camp to care for American POWs coming out of Germany.
   
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Memorial to 42-29537 (324th) - Paluel, France

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  This plaque was erected in memory of the crew of aircraft 42-29537 (324th Squadron) which crashed here on March 28, 1943.
   
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441st Sub Depot Memorial - Bassingbourn, England

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  A marker dedicated to the airmen of the 441st Sub Depot.
   
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Lt. Stevens' Crew Memorial (322nd) - Amilly-Ouerray, France

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  This memorial is for Lt. Stevens' crew who were shot down on a mission to Chartres, France. The memorial contains the original propeller blade.
   
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Old Faithful Memorial Plaques - Wincanton, England

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  These memorial plaques were constructed to honor the men of Old Faithful (401st) who were shot down over Wincanton. One of the plaques contains one of the original propreller tips.
   
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Thomas P. Smith Memorial - Incarville, France

Photos Available (1)

  A memorial stone was erected in memory of Thomas P. Smith, pilot of Fifinella (322nd). Fifinella crashed in Incarville on 13 AUG 1944.
   

VFW in Nevada, USA named after John C. Strozzi

Photos Available (3)

  A Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post (12108) in Beatty, Nevada was named after T/Sgt. John C. Strozzi (324th). T/Sgt. Strozzi's B-17 crashed in Paluel, France 1943.
   
 
Thanks to Whit for providing a large amount of the information regarding the 91st Bomb Broup Association Memorials.

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Grave Adoptions

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2nd Lt. Richard A. Wertheim (401st)

Ardennes American Cemetery, Belgium

Photos Available (1)

  Adopted by Sebastiaan Vonk, Netherlands
   
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S/Sgt. Donald W. Pubentz (323rd)

Ardennes American Cemetery, Belgium

Photos Available (1)

  Adopted by Sébastien Fontaine, Belgium
   
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T/Sgt. Elio Traverso (322nd)

American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands

Photos Available (1)

  Adopted by Ed Tiebax, Netherlands
   
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2nd Lt. Laurin Otting (323rd)

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium

Photos Available (2)

  Adopted by Rene Torsin, Belgium
   
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T/Sgt. Richard O. Maculley (401st)

American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands

Photos Available (2)

  Adopted by Ron Raaijmakers, Netherlands
   
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S/Sgt. William H. Cassidy (322nd)

American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands

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  Adopted by Henk and Petra Coenen, Netherlands
   
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T/Sgt. William O. Fischer (322nd)

American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands

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  Adopted by Henk and Petra Coenen, Netherlands
   
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Sgt. William E. Roller (322nd)

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium

Photos Available (2)

  Adopted by Simon Voogt, Netherlands
   
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Sgt. Arthur W. Miller (323rd)

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium

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  Adopted by Ron Raaijmakers, Netherlands
   
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S/Sgt. Edward H. Jones (322nd)

American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands

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Adopted by Mr. & Mrs. van Mosseveld, Netherlands

 

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