Need Pictures of B-17 Kickapoo - 91st BG

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  1. steven6095

    steven6095 New Member

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    Hello. New around here, but not to WW2 aviation : )

    Helping a friend do research on her father.

    Have everything except a photo : )

    Looking for any photos of a B-17 named Kickapoo assigned to the 91st bomb group.

    Tail #
    41-24447

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Steven
     
  2. jbbixler

    jbbixler New Member

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    Greetings Steven, I don't have pictures but would be interested in any info that this can bring up. My uncle, Ralston Bixler, went down with the Kickipoo in Feb '43. I found the name of the bomber in the library at the 8th Air Force Museum near Savannah, GA. I don't remember a picture there, but I did not do a thorough search. Good luck, Joe
     
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    beaupower32 Well-Known Member

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    Found a little bit about the bomber. But no pictures. well as of yet.

    91st Bomb Group
    401 Bomb Squadron
    LL-B was the code for the bomber

    Shot down by german fighters near Lorient/France

    10 KIA

    On several missions flown by the crew of the “Kickapoo”, including their last mission, they were accompanied in wing formation by the 324th Bomb Squadron and the crew of Captain Robert K. Morgan flying in the “Memphis Belle”


    What was her fathers name. maybe that can help out a little bit.
     
  4. sgge888

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    Hi,
    Have been doing some research myself on this Aircraft and do have MACR.

    Drop me an email and i will happily send it to you.

    Cheers

    Gary
     
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    Steven was requesting a photo on my behalf. My father was Maj John W (Bill) Eanes. He was a pilot on the Kickapoo, but was not on the Kickapoo's final mission. Any information that you could share (or that I can offer to you) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
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