Official 91st Notice Board

June 8, 2017
Award

1st Lieutenant Billy *Stearman* Collier
and
vColonel Alan *Adale* Cottrill
Have Completed Phase 5 of our Training Program

They are hereby awarded
The European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

Congratulations and Very well flown Gentlemen
vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

June 6, 2017

Award and Promotion


2nd Lieutenant Alan *Alan a Dale* Cottrill of the 324th

Has completed Phase 3 or our Training Program.


In spite of Alan's mere 7 months of Membership, Alan's Star has been Rising.

He has been a pillar of extraordinary dedication to the 91st.

He has a constant daily presence in Teamspeak from 14:45 to 18:00 EST

He has countless hours of flight in many WWII period aircraft

that include:

The entire Alaska Highway then Route 80 eastbound across the USA to KLGA,

The Hudson River up to Montreal and the Trans Canada Highway back to Vancouver,

and then the Caribbean and South American tour, and the Chain Home Radar Tour.


He is hereby Awarded the Asiatic Campaign Medal

and

Promoted to

vColonel Alan *Alan s Dale* Cottrill


Congratulations, It is a privilege to fly with you Alan

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

January 31, 2017
Award

vColonel Phil *Junkman* Junkins
Completed his last hop in Phase 2 today
thus completing the entire 135 leg Hop Program

He is hereby awarded
The Asiatic Campaign Ribbon for Phase 4
and
The Army Commendation Medal for completing all of the Hop Program
This accomplishment is not easy.  Junkman has been working at this for about 3 Years.

Congratulations and Very well flown Phil
vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

January 26, 2017

Promotion


Sergeant Alan *Alan a Dale* Cottrill

Has completed Phase 1 or our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to

Staff Sergeant Alan *Alan s Dale* Cottrill


Congratulations and well flown Alan

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

January 16, 2017

Promotion and The Air Medal Award


2nd Lieutenant Stu *Skyknife* Graham

Has completed Phase 3 or our Training Program


He is hereby Awarded

the Air Medal

and

Promoted to


v1st Lieutenant Stu *Skyknife* Graham


Congratulations and well flown *Skyknife*

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

January 15, 2017

Promotion and The Air Medal Award


v2nd Lieutenant Aaron *Caliber* Sirilo

Has completed Phase 3 or our Training Program


He is hereby Awarded

the Air Medal

and

Promoted to


v1st Lieutenant Aaron *Caliber* Sirilo


Congratulations and well flown *Caliber*

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

January 14, 2017

Promotion


vStaff Sergeant Stu *Skyknife* Graham

Has completed Phase 2 or our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to

v2nd Lieutenant Stu *Skyknife* Graham


Congratulations and well flown *Skyknife*

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

January 11, 2017

Promotion and The Air Medal Award


v2nd Lieutenant Billy &*Stearman* Collier

Has completed Phase 3 or our Training Program


He is hereby Awarded

the Air Medal

and

Promoted to


v1st Lieutenant Billy &*Stearman* Collier


Congratulations and well flown *Stearman*

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

January 10, 2017

Promotion


Phil *Jumkman* Junkins is a longstanding and integral Member of the 91st
who always seems to be there when there when a fellow Pilot reaches out for Training.

Junkman has recently taken on the task of Training Coordinator and will endeavor to match those looking for Training with those able to do the Training.


In keeping with his new responsibility, He is hereby Promoted to

vColonel Phil *Junkman Junkins


Congratulations and well done Phil

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

January 10, 2017

Promotion


vLt. Col Tomas A. Munoz has continued to maintain the Statistics of the 91st for many years without fail using the Spreadsheet that he designed and constructed.


He is hereby Promoted to

vColonel Tomas A. Munoz


Congratulations and well done Tomas

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

 

January 05, 2017

Promotion


vMajor Terry *Sleeper* Flemming,

Has continued to completed Major Scenery Projects for the 91st involving

P3D Versions of Bassingbourn and Tree Removal Projects.

Avon Park Army Airfield and its associated Bombing Ranges.

The Bomb Session.

Terry can always be counted on to resolve scenery and P3D issues


For his efforts here and in other 91st Projects past and future,


*Sleeper* is hereby Promoted to

vColonel Terry *Sleeper* Flemming


Congratulations and Good Luck Terry,

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

January 1, 2017

Promotion


Sergeant Stu *Skyknife* Graham

Has completed Phase 1 or our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to

Staff Sergeant Stu *Skyknife* Graha


Congratulations and well flown *Skyknife*

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

September 24, 2016

Promotion


Today on Spad's Birthday, and only days after his Passing,

I hereby and posthumously, Promote Steven *Spad Jockey* Speerley

 to the rank of


Honorary vColonel Steven *Spad Jockey* Speerly.


Pist'l Packin' Mama

will be retired from the 91st Adoption Process

in Spad's Honor.


Spad was a long standing and strong 91st supporter.  He flew many B-17 missions long before we started keeping Stats, He also flew 1 B-17 and 17 Escort Missions as shown in the record book.


 Many of us spent countless hours either flying with Spad or chatting with him in Teamspeak. Through thick and thin, Spad touched all he met with his good nature, compassion and love of life.


God Bless you Spad and thank you for the memories

Rest in Peace

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

July 28, 2016

Award

USAAF California Training Tour


Brian *Banjoe* Callahan  and  Bill *Crusher* Lockwood

Have completed Section 1 and 2 of the USAAF Training Tour

and are hereby Awarded the
vNational De
fence Service Medal


Congratulations Gentlemen!

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

Jun 15, 2016

Assignment and Promotion

 

With consideration to Brian *Banjoe* Callahan's

Generosity and Expertise in Developing the USAAF California Tour and Maintaining the Pilot Statistics Spreadsheet,

(Listed on our 91st Campaigns Page)

Complete with Custom Period USAAF Sceneries,

He is Hereby Promoted to:

vColonel Brian *Banjoe* Callahan, Curator of the USAAF California Tour

 

The USAAF California Tour is an opportunity for 91st Pilots to learn about the roll these California Training Fields played in World War 2. It consists of Flight Experiences that include: Primary and Advanced training, Army Operational Bomber, Army Operational Fighter, Army Operational Transport/Cargo, Army Recon and US Navy Operational Fighters/Bombers/Torpedo Aircraft.


This Tour is intended to be flown as small groups of 2 or more Pilots.

Brian and many others can be found in the air and on Teamspeak,

most weekdays, in the Afternoons and Evenings EST.

 

Thank you for your efforts Brian and Congratulations!

You exemplify the spirit of furthering the knowledge, diversity and enjoyment of all 91st Pilots.

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

Jun 15, 2016

Assignment and Promotion


Cobus *FJR* Redelinghuys

Is hereby Assigned to the position of:

Staffelkapitan, 7 Staffel

III Gruppe, Jageschwader 26


In conjunction with this assignment, FJR is Promoted to:

vCaptain Cobus *FJR* Redelinghuys


Congratulations Sir!

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

May 21, 2016

Promotion


Staff Sergeant Phillip Smit

Has completed Phase 2 of our Hop Program


He is hereby promoted to

2nd Lieutenant Phillip Smit

and assigned to Chow Hound, B-17G, 42-31367 with the 322nd


Congratulations and well flown Sir

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

March 31, 2016

The Air Medal Award


James *Moose* Crichton

Has completed Phase 3 or our Training Program


He is hereby Awarded the

Air Medal and Promoted to

v1st Lieutenant James *Moose* Crichton


Congratulations and well flown *Moose*

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

March 13, 2016
Award

v1st Lt. Michael *T-Bone* Hutcherson of the 324th
Has completed Phase 4a of the Hop Campaign and is hereby awarded the
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

Congratulations Sir!
Colonel Seatime

December 21, 2015

Award


v1st Lt. Cobus *FJR* Redelinghuys

Has completed The Phase 4B Series of Flights


FJR is hereby awarded The American Campaign Medal


Congratulations and well flown Sir!

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

December 17, 2015
Award

v1st Lt. Cobus *FJR* Redelinghuys

Has completed The Chain Home Radar Tour


and is hereby Awarded the Defense Campaign Medal


Congratulations Sir!
vColonel Seatime

November 11, 2015

Award


v1st Lt. *T-Bone* Hutch

Completed the last three legs of the Italian Campaign today

as a tribute to Armistice Day and Remembrance Day.

T-Bone was accompanied by

Gypsy, Seatime, Crusher, Dutch and Junkman,

all of whom had previously completed the Campaign.


T-Bone is now one of only eight 91st Members who have flown the entire 35 legs of the Italian Campaign.


v1st Lt. *T-Bone* Hutch is hereby awarded  The Italy Star Medal


Congratulations Sir, and welcome to the Italian Club!

vColonel Seatime

October 31, 2015
Award

vCapt Karl *Karlsim* Heinz Leprich  - XO of the 323rd

Has completed The Chain Home Radar Tour


and is hereby Awarded the Defense Campaign Medal


Congratulations Sir!
vColonel Seatime

October 31, 2015
Award and Promotion

vMajor Glenn *Muso* Hutchinson, XO of the 322nd
forwarded the following Flight Report to me yesterday, and I quote:

" After 3 years and 3 months, I have come full circle and completed the Hop program and returned to KBFI (Boeing Field).

It's time to reflect on a couple of firm friends that have had to put up with me for all that time and all those air-miles. Two in particular were Big Daddy and of course Skip Rock. We have had so many laughs trying to endure only a minuscule of tedium and discomfort that our forefathers had to bear. Remembering of course that they did not fly in an armchair with air-conditioned comfort, great food and refreshments and if it all got too hard picked up their orders, bailed out and went home.

To those men of the 91st BG I do salute you and hope you have looked upon my feeble attempts to re-enact your history with favor. And of course to my 2 faithful amigos, Skip Rock and Big Daddy I also salute you. "

I believe that Glenn's words represent the true meaning of why we have all chosen to be Members of the Virtual 91st. It is really all about remembering those brave young men of long ago who gave so many young lives that we may enjoy the very Freedom we have today.

As a result of Glenn's adventures, I hereby Award him as follows:

The American Campaign Medal - for completing Phase 4B

The European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal  - for completing Phase 5

The Army Commendation Medal - for completing all Hop Phases

The Distinguished Service Medal - for continuing exemplary service to the v91st


Glenn is also promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in light of his long term dedication and devotion to duty, in spite of having to battle the Time Zone Effect each and every time he flies with us due to his Australian Location.


Please join me in saluting vLt. Colonel Glenn *Muso* Hutchinson
Congratulations Sir!
vColonel Seatime

October 4, 2015
Promotion and Appointment

vStafSergeant Aaron *Caliber* Sirilo
Has completed Phase 2 of the Hop Campaign and is hereby Promoted to
v2nd Lieutenant Aaron *Caliber* Sirilo

Caliber has adopted Oklahoma Okie 

Caliber has also graduated from the CPP Program and has been appointed as a Certified B-17 Pilot and Check Rider

Note that Richard *Dickie* Lund has completed the Texture for Caliber's Aircraft.
It can be found on the 91st B-17's and Pilots page.
Thank you Dickie.

Thank you and Congratulations Sir!
vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

September 30, 2015
Award

v2nd Lieutenant Aaron Caliber* Sirilo

Has completed The Chain Home Radar Tour


and is hereby Awarded the Defense Campaign Medal


Congratulations Sir!
vColonel Seatime

September 29, 2015
Promotion 

vStaff Sergeant Donat *Hammer* Vansteelandt
Has completed Phase 2 of the Hop Campaign and is hereby Promoted to
v2nd Lieutenant  Donat *Hammer* Vansteelandt

Hammer has adopted The Wild Hare of the 401st.  Note that Hammer will be doing the artwork for The Wild Hare and notice of this will follow= when the work is done.

Thank you and Congratulations Sir!
vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott
September 20, 2015
Promotion

vSergeant Aaron *Caliber* Sirilo
Has completed Phase 1 of the Hop Campaign and is hereby Promoted to
vStaff Sergeant Aaron *Caliber* Sirilo

Caliber has adopted Oklahoma Okie and the Textures will be ready at the end of Phase 2

Thank you and Congratulations Sir!
vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

September 9, 2015
Promotion

vSergeant Donat *Hammer* Vansteelandt of the 401st BS
Has completed Phase 1 of the Hop Campaign and is hereby Promoted to
vStaff Sergeant  Donat *Hammer* Vansteelandt

Hammer is currently researching several aircraft on his 'short list' prior to his formal adoption. Stay tuned for that news please.
What a great way to learn more about the precious history of the 91st BG.  

Thank you and Congratulations Sir!
vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

August 29, 2015
Award

v2nd Lieutenant Tomas *TumsDK* Linnet of the 401st

Has completed The Chain Home Radar Tour


and is hereby Awarded the Defense Campaign Medal


Congratulations Sir!
vColonel Seatime

August 9, 2015
Award

v1st Lieutenant Fernand Pichol

Has completed The Chain Home Radar Tour


and is hereby Awarded the Defense Campaign Medal


Congratulations Sir!
vColonel Seatime

July 28, 2015

Phase 5 Completed


v1st Lieutenant  Wayne *Dutch* Ray

has completed Phase 5 


He is hereby awarded

The European African Middle Eastern Campaign Meda


Congratulations and well flown Sir

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

July 25, 2015
Award

Major Kyle *Chinook* Bejma

Has completed The Chain Home Radar Tour


and is hereby Awarded the Defense Campaign Medal


Congratulations Sir!
vColonel Seatime

July 18, 2015

Promotion


vStaff Sergeant Tomas *TumzDK* Linnet

Has completed Phase 2 of our Training Program

and is hereby Promoted to:


vSecond Lieutenant  Tomas *TumzDK* Linnet


Tomas has Adopted Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby

of the 401st in her original aluminium version


Thank you, Congratulations and well flown Tomas

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

July 3, 2015

The Air Medal Award


vMajor Brian *Banjoe* Callahan

Has completed Phase 3 or our Training Program


He is hereby Awarded the

Air Medal


Congratulations and well flown *Banjoe*

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

July 3, 2015

Squadron Leader Assignments and Promotions


There has been much discussion about the Theory and Function of the

91st Bombardment Group Squadron Leader Positions over the past year.


That discussion created an agenda for a well attended meeting

where the final points were resolved by consensus.


The CO and XO Assignments and associated Promotions are shown here:


vCol William *Crusher* Lockwood - CO of the 322nd

vMajor Glenn *Muso* Hutchinson - XO of the 322nd


vMajor Russ *Packrat* Niedzielski  - CO of the 323rd

vCapt Karl *Karlsim* Heinz Leprich  - XO of the 323rd


vMajor Kyle *Chinook* Bejma  - CO of the 324th

( the XO Position of the 324th is vacant at this time, Apply to Major Bejma if interested )


vMajor Brian *Banjoe* Callahan - CO of the 401st

vMajor Phillip *Junkman* Junkins - XO of the 401st


These Position Assignments will last for a term of one Year and will be reviewed by the

General Membership and the Command Staff at the end of that tenure.


Please join me as I thank these Officers for the

Skill, Dedication, Allegiance, Commitment Cooperation and Teamwork

they have all demonstrated as Prominent Members and Emissaries of the 91st.


Congratulations, God's Speed and Good Luck Gentlemen

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

June 24, 2015
Promotion

vSergeant Tomas *TumzDK* Linnet
Has completed Phase 1 of the Hop Campaign and is hereby Promoted to
vStaff Sergeant Tomas *TumzDK* Linnet

Tomas is currently researching several aircraft on his 'short list' prior to his formal adoption. Stay tuned for that news please.
What a great way to learn more about the precious history of the 91st BG.  

Thank you and Congratulations Sir!
vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

June 24, 2015

Promotion


As XO of the  322nd - LG - Lingers Squadron, vCaptain Glenn *Muso* Hutchinson

has exhibited organisational and development qualities well beyond the call

of the position of the XO.


Glenn is a keen Pilot and a quality Leader and Check Rider

with a penchant for moving ahead of the game.

Glenn is hereby promoted to:


vMajor Glenn *Muso* Hutchinson


Congratulations and Good Luck Muso

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

June 24, 2015

Promotion


As CO of the  323rd - OR - Oboe Squadron, vCaptain Russ *Packrat* Niedzielski

Russ has embarked on a long and difficult road of

Scenery Design and Production for the African Campaign.

He is not alone on this Journey,

but accompanied by Sleeper, Junkman and Tomas, to name a few.


For his current efforts and responsibilities as a Squadron Leader, Russ is hereby promoted to:


vMajor Russ *Packrat* Niedzielski


Congratulations and Good Luck Russ

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

June 13, 2015

Award


vMajor  Philip *Junkman* Junkins

Has reported in his Logbook that he has completed Phase 5


26 Gruelling Sorties that begin in Bassingbourn with a long haul to Geneva, on to Ibiza and then a tour of the important WWII North African Airfields from Tunisia to Gibraltar, then back to Malaga, across Spain and up the French coast, across the Channel

and home again to England and Bassingbourn.

All of these Sorties are flown in the B-17 with three other Pilots in an Element of 4 Aircraft


*Junkman*

Is hereby Awarded the The European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

Congratulations and Well Flown Major

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott, CO 91st BG

June 6, 2015

Award


Eleven Pilots flew the D-Day Mission Albany

on the 71st Anniversary

They are hereby awarded the D-Day Participation Medal

in random order


Karlsim, Gypsy, Hutch, Seatime, Banjoe, Dickie, Packrat, FJR and Lockwood

have all been presented with this ribbon for their efforts in 2015


Tomas and Muso

are receiving their second ribbon for their efforts in 2014 and 2015


Mission Albany was a parachute combat assault at night by the U.S. 101st Airborne Division on June 6, 1944, part of the American airborne landings in Normandy. It was the opening step of Operation Neptune, the assault portion of the Allied invasion of France, Operation Overlord. 6,928 paratroopers made their jumps from 443 C-47 Skytrain troop carrier planes into an intended objective area of roughly 15 square miles (39 km2) located in the southeast corner of the Cotentin Peninsula of France five hours ahead of the D-Day landings. The landings were badly scattered by bad weather and German ground fire over an area twice as large, with some troops dropped as far as 20 miles (32 km) away.

The division took most of its objectives on D-Day, but required four days to consolidate its scattered units and complete its mission of securing the left flank and rear of the U.S. VII Corps. They were reinforced by 2,300 glider infantry troops who landed by sea.


Congratulations Thank You Gentlemen

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

June 6, 2015

Promotion


vLt. Colonel William Lockwood


is hereby Promoted to:

vColonel William Lockwood


Bill has been appointed as an Administrator of the 91st and serve as our Membership Officer.

He will retain his position as an Instructor and Check Rider in the Certified Pilot Program and will continue to serve as a Squadron Leader. Bill has also served as Mission Lead on countless occasions. He has a knowledgeable and easy going manner and excels at attention to detail. He has been heartily recommended by his peers as an avenue to round out the succession planning of the 91st.  


Congratulations Bill, We are very proud to have you aboard,

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

May 29, 2015

Promotion


Staff Sergeant Richard *Dickie* Lund

Has completed Phase 2 of our Training Program

and is hereby Promoted to:


Second Lieutenant Richard *Dickie* Lund


I see that Dickie has created yet another Paint for the 91st, this time for

Destiny's Child of the 322nd

and he has also joined the 91st's growing List of Financial Supporters


Thank you, Congratulations and well flown *Dickie*

vColonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

May 05, 2015
Award

Staff Sergeant Richard *Dickie* Lund

Has completed The Chain Home Radar Tour


and is hereby Awarded the Defense Campaign Medal


Congratulations Sir!
vColonel Seatime
April 28, 2015
Promotion

Sergeant Richard *Dickie* Lund
Has completed Phase 1 of the Hop Campaign and is hereby Promoted to
Staff Sergeant Richard *Dickie* Lund

Dickie has Adopted, and will Pilot and care for Bomb Boogie
42-5763 , LL-F of the 401st

Note that Dickie has joined our unsung Heroes in the "Painter's Club"
and will be offering Peg OF MY HEART and Bomb Boogie to the 91st and the precious Memories we are trying to preserve

Thank you and Congratulations Sir!
vColonel Seatime

April 18, 2015

Award


Captain Karl *Karlsim* Heinz Leprich

and

Major Philip *Junkman* Junkins

Have both completed The Phase 4B Series of Flights


Karlsim and Junkman are hereby Awarded The American Campaign Medal


Congratulations and well flown Gentlemen

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

April 12, 2015

Award


Captain Glenn *Muso* Hutchinson

Has completed The Chain Home Radar Tour


Muso is hereby Awarded the Defense Campaign Medal


Congratulations and well flown Muso

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

April 4, 2015

Doolittle Raiders Mission Awards


The Following Pilots have completed the 2015 edition of the Doolittle Raiders Mission which was originally flown on April 18, 1942


Karlsim

Fernand Pichol

Junkman

Tomas

Banjoe

Seatime

Sleeper

FJR


and as such, these good Pilots have been Awarded

The Presidential Citation

They were accompanied by


Lockwood

Packrat

Gypsy


who received this award when they flew in 2013 and are hereby presented with

a second Presidential Citation

Congratulations Gentlemen and Good Luck !

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

CO 91st BG

Mar 8, 2015

Graduation Announcement  -  Certified Pilot Program


Cobus *FJR* Redelinghuys

Has completed all Sections of the Certified Pilot Program

and as such, He has


" Earned his Wings "


Congratulations FJR and Good Luck !

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

CO 91st BG

March 21, 2015

Phase 5 and all Hops Completed


Lieutenant Colonel Tomas A Muñoz

and

Lieutenant Colonel William H. Lockwood

Have completed Phase 5 and now have the entire have Hop List behind them


They are both hereby awarded

The European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

and

The Army Commendation Medal

for their outstanding efforts


Congratulations and well flown Gentlemen

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

March 19, 2015

Promotion


Staff Sgt Erick *Flash* Gautheron

Has completed Phase 2 of our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to:

Second Lieutenant Erick *Flash* Gautheron


Congratulations and well flown *Flash*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

Mar 16, 2015

Graduation Announcement  -  Certified Pilot Program

and

Appointment as a 91st Instructor and Check Rider



Glenn *Muso* Hutchinson

Has completed all Sections of the Certified Pilot Program

and as such, He has


" Earned his Wings "


It should be noted that Muso tied the 6 "On the Spot" landings in a row set by Junkman.

Congratulations Muso and Good Luck !

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

CO 91st BG

Mar 8, 2015

Graduation Announcement  -  Certified Pilot Program

and

Appointment as a 91st Instructor and Check Rider


Captain Russ *Packrat* Niedzielski

Has completed all Sections of the Certified Pilot Program

and as such, He has


" Earned his Wings "

Congratulations Packrat and Good Luck !

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

CO 91st BG

March 6, 2015

Award


1st Lieutenant Wayne *Dutch* Ray

Has completed The Chain Home Radar Tour


Dutch is hereby Awarded the Defense Campaign Medal


Congratulations and well flown Dutch

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

March 3, 2015

Promotion


2nd Lieutenant Wayne *Dutch* Ray

Has completed Phase 3 or our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to the Rank of:

1st Lieutenant Wayne *Dutch* Ray

and

Awarded the Air Medal


Congratulations and well flown *Dutch*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

March 1, 2015

Award


2nd Lieutenant Brian *Banjoe* Callahan

Has completed The Chain Home Radar Tour


Banjoe is hereby Awarded the Defense Campaign Medal


2nd Lieutenant Brian *Banjoe* Callahan flew the CHR Tour

in several different aircraft.


Congratulations and well flown Banjoe

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

February 16, 2015

Award


Major Philip *Junkman* Junkins

Has completed The Chain Home Radar Tour


Junkman is hereby Awarded the Defense Campaign Medal


Major Philip *Junkman* Junkins flew the CHR Tour in a Mosquito


Congratulations and well flown Junkman

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

January 31, 2015

Promotion


Staff Sgt Brian *Banjoe* Callahan

Has completed Phase 2 of our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to:

2nd Lieutenant Brian *Banjoe* Callahan


Congratulations and well flown Banjoe

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

January 19, 2015

Graduation Announcement  -  Certified Pilot Program


Colonel Paul *Gypsy Baron Strogen

Has completed all Sections of the Certified Pilot Program

and as such, He has


" Earned his Wings "

In addition, and considering Gypsy Baron's long standing Service with the 91st, his Mission Development skills, Mission Lead History and his Navigation expertise, I have asked Colonel Baron to serve as an Instructor and Check Rider as we move forward with the 91st Certified Pilot Program.

Colonel Paul *Gypsy Baron* Strogen will carry the Check Rider Icon in Teamspeak


Congratulations Paul and Good Luck !

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

CO 91st BG

January 31, 2015

Promotion


Staff Sgt Charles *Pacific* Burnier

Has completed Phase 2 of our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to:

2nd Lieutenant Charles *Pacific* Burnier


Congratulations and well flown Charles

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

January 28, 2015

Promotion


2nd Lieutenant Terry *Sleeper* Flemming,

Has completed a major Scenery Project involving

Avon Park Army Airfield and its associated Bombing Ranges.

It was released today on The Bomb Sessions Page.

This project was conceived, designed, constructed and delivered

to give our 91st Pilots a feeling of actually being there and as a venue for teaching and understanding the operation of the Norden Bombsight.

For his efforts here and in other 91st Projects past and future,


*Sleeper* is hereby Promoted to

Major Terry *Sleeper* Flemming


Congratulations and Good Luck Major,

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

January 22, 2015

Promotion and Assignment


1st Lieutenant  Philip *Junkman* Junkins,

A recent graduate of the Certified Pilot Program,

has been asked to take on the responsibilities of Flight Instructor

with the 91st Bombardment Group's Certified Pilot Program.

Junkman is a cool, calm, collective and methodical Pilot

with very good attention to detail and

he is always eager and willing to help others.


He is Hereby Assigned as an Instructor and Check Rider

of the 91st Certified Pilot Program

 and, in keeping with this new Assignment.


He is hereby Promoted to

Major Philip *Junkman* Junkins


Congratulations and Good Luck Major,

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

January 22, 2015

Promotion


Sgt Charles *Pacific* Burnier

Has completed Phase 1 of our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to:

Staff Sergeant Charles *Pacific* Burnier


Staff Sergeant Burnier has Adopted Memphis Belle (Checkered Cowls) of the 324th


Congratulations and well flown Charles

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

January 19, 2015

Graduation Announcement  -  Certified Pilot Program


2nd Lieutenant  Wayne *Dutch* Ray

Has completed all Nine Sections of the Certified Pilot Program

and as such, He has


" Earned his Wings "

              He has also been awarded the Certified Pilot Icon in Teamspeak

Congratulations and Good Luck Dutch!

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott,

CO of the 91st BG

January 19, 2015

Graduation Announcement  -  Certified Pilot Program

and

Promotion


Major William *Bill* Lockwood

Has completed all Nine Sections of the Certified Pilot Program

and as such, He has


" Earned his Wings "

In addition and considering Bill's long standing Service with the 91st, his Mission Lead History and his Navigation expertise, I have asked Bill to serve as an Instructor and Check Rider as we move forward with the 91st Certified Pilot Program.

In keeping with these additional responsibilities,

Bill has been Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and will carry the Check Rider Icon in Teamspeak


Congratulations Bill and Good Luck !

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

CO 91st BG


January 17, 2015

Graduation Announcement  -  Certified Pilot Program

and

Appointment as a 91st Instructor and Check Rider



1st Lieutenant  Philip *Junkman* Junkins

Has completed all Nine Sections of the Certified Pilot Program

and as such, He has


" Earned his Wings "


Congratulations Junkman, I am sure that your record of 6 on the Spot Landings in a Row will be a target that is hard to hit.

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott,

CO of the 91st BG


January 9, 2015

Promotion and Award of the Air Medal


2nd Lieutenant  Cobus *FJR* Redelinghuys

Has completed the Third Phase of our Hop Program

as Pilot in Command of Hell's Angels of the 322nd


He is hereby Promoted to:

1st Lieutenant  Cobus *FJR* Redelinghuys

and awarded The Air Medal

Congratulations and Well Flown *FJR*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

CO 91st BG

January 9, 2015

Promotion and Award of the Air Medal


2nd Lieutenant  Philip *Junkman* Junkins

Has completed the Third Phase of our Hop Program

as Pilot in Command of Rhapsody in Red of the 324th


He is hereby Promoted to:

1st Lieutenant  Philip *Junkman* Junkins

and awarded The Air Medal

Congratulations and Well Flown *Junkman*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

CO 91st BG

January 07, 2015

Promotion


Sgt Erick *Flash* Gautheron

Has completed Phase 1 of our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to:

Staff Sergeant Erick *Flash* Gautheron


Staff Sergeant Gautheron has Adopted the B-17G Hell's Belle of the 401st


Congratulations and well flown *Flash*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

January 02, 2015

Promotion


Sgt Chris *CK777* Knobel

Has completed Phase 1 of our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to:

Staff Sergeant Chris *CK777* Knobel


Staff Sergeant Knobel has Adopted the B-17G Little Miss Mischief of the 324th


Congratulations and well flown Chris *CK777*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

December 24, 2014

Award


Major William Lockwood

Has completed The Chain Home Radar Tour


He is hereby Awarded the Defense Campaign Medal


Major Lockwood completed the tour alternating between a C-47 and a P-47

on December 24 2014.


Congratulations and well flown William

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

December 12, 2014

 Defence Campaign Medal Award


Lt. Colonel Tomas Munoz

Has completed The Chain Home Radar Tour


He is hereby Awarded the Defense Campaign Medal


Lt. Colonel Tomas completed the tour in a C-47 on December 12, 2014.


Congratulations and well flown Tomas

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

November 6, 2014

Defence Campaign Medal Award


Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

Has completed The Chain Home Radar Tour


He is hereby Awarded the Defense Campaign Medal


Colonel Seatime completed the tour in a C-47 on December 3, 2014

making 5 fuel stops over 5 Days of Flight.


Congratulations and well flown Seatime

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

November 5, 2014

Defence Campaign Medal Award


Colonel Paul *Gypsy Baron* Strogen

Has completed The Chain Home Radar Tour


He is hereby Awarded the Defense Campaign Medal


Gypsy Baron completed the tour on November 4th and 5th

with a total flight time of 10.8 hours in a Curtiss P-40 Warwawk

making 6 fuel stops.

His Log Book can be seen

HERE


Congratulations and well flown Gypsy

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

October 29, 2014

Promotion


Staff Sgt Wayne *Dutch* Ray

Has completed Phase 2 or our Training Program


He is hereby Commissioned and Promoted to the Rank of:

Second Lieutenant Wayne *Dutch* Ray

"Dutch" has Adopted and been assigned to fly "Shirley Jean" of the 323rd


Congratulations and well flown *Dutch*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

October 16, 2014

Promotion


Sgt Wayne *Dutch* Ray

Has completed Phase 1 of our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to:

Staff Sergeant Wayne *Dutch* Ray


Congratulations and well flown *Dutch*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

September 7, 2014

Tenure Award for Two Years of Active Service

( as of March 2, 2012 )


Two years of Active Service with the 91st represents a significant milestone of Dedication and Loyalty to our remembrance of those lost during the terrible years of war at Bassingbourn.


The Bronze Star Medal is hereby presented to:

Captain Karl *Karlsim* Heinz Leprich

Karlsim Pilots the B-17 Sweet 17 of the 323rd.

He has over 470 Hours in his Log Book with the 91st.


This Award represents a milestone of Patience, Vigilance and Guidance as the knowledge and ability we gain over this time with the 91st is passed on to others,

that they too may learn, enjoy and remember.


Together, from all walks of life and from every corner of the World we strive together with one cause.


Congratulations Captain Karlsim!

You are truly one of The Ragged Irregulars.

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

August 29, 2014

Tenure Award for Two Years of Active Service

( as of February 17, 2012 )


Two years of Active Service with the 91st represents a significant milestone of Dedication and Loyalty to our remembrance of those lost during the terrible years of war at Bassingbourn.


The Bronze Star Medal is hereby presented to:

Captain Russell *Packrat* Niedzielski


This Award represents a milestone of Patience, Vigilance and Guidance as the knowledge and ability we gain over this time with the 91st is passed on to others,

that they too may learn, enjoy and remember.


Together, from all walks of life and from every corner of the World we strive together with one cause.


Congratulations Captain Packrat!

You are truly one of The Ragged Irregulars.

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

July 31 2014

Promotion


Sgt Brian *Banjoe* Callahan

Has completed Phase 1 of our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to:

Staff Sergeant Brian *Banjoe* Callahan


Congratulations and well flown *Banjoe*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

July 26 2014

50 Mission Cap


Lieutenant Colonel Tomas Adolfo Munoz


Congratulations for completing 50 Missions with the 91st Bombardment Group.


This significant accomplishment represents a distinct pinnacle of dedication and allegiance and is a valued milestone within our Re-enactment Group.


We of the 91st are honored and privileged to have you on our Team.


Congratulations and well flown *Tomas*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

July 11 2014

Promotion


SSgt Terry *Sleeper* Flemming

Has completed Phase 2 of our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to:

2nd Lieutenant Terry *Sleeper* Flemming


Congratulations and well flown *Sleeper*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

July 8, 2014

Tenure Award for Three Years of Active Service


Three years of Active Service with the 91st represents a significant milestone of Dedication and Loyalty to our remembrance of those lost during the terrible years of war at Bassingbourn.


The Bronze Star Medal for Active Service is hereby presented to:

1st Lieutenant Michael *Hutch* Hutcherson


This Award represents a milestone of Patience, Vigilance and Guidance as the knowledge and ability we gain over this time with the 91st is passed on to others,

that they too may learn, enjoy and remember.


Together, from all walks of life and from every corner of the World we strive together with one cause.


Congratulations 1st Lieutenant Michael *Hutch* Hutcherson,

You are truly one of The Ragged Irregulars.

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

July 11 2014

Promotion


SSgt Kyle *Chinook* Bejma

Has completed Phase 2 of our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to:

2nd Lieutenant Kyle *Chinook* Bejma


Congratulations and well flown *Chinook*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

June 20 2014

Promotion


SSgt Tom *Tailspin* Harnish

Has completed Phase 2 of our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to:

2nd Lieutenant Tom *Tailspin* Harnish


Congratulations and well flown *Tailspin*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

July 1, 2014

Tenure Award for Two Years of Active Service


Two years of Active Service with the 91st represents a significant milestone of Dedication and Loyalty to our remembrance of those lost during the terrible years of war at Bassingbourn.


The Bronze Star Medal is hereby presented to:

Captain Glenn *Muso* Hutchinson


This Award represents a milestone of Patience, Vigilance and Guidance as the knowledge and ability we gain over this time with the 91st is passed on to others,

that they too may learn, enjoy and remember.


Together, from all walks of life and from every corner of the World we strive together with one cause.


Congratulations Captain Glenn *Muso* Hutchinson,

You are truly one of The Ragged Irregulars.

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott


June 27 2014

Promotion


Sgt Kyle *Chinook* Bejma

Has completed Phase 1 of our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to:

Staff Sergeant Kyle *Chinook* Bejma


Congratulations and well flown *Chinook*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

June 20 2014

Promotion


SSgt Philip *Junkman* Junkins

Has completed Phase 2 of our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to:

2nd Lieutenant Philip *Junkman* Junkins


Congratulations and well flown *Junkman*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

June 1 2014

Promotion


Sgt Tom *Tailspin* Harnish

Has completed Phase 1 of our Training Program


He is hereby Promoted to:

Staff Sergeant Tom *Tailspin* Harnish


Congratulations and well flown *Tailspin*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

May 30, 2014

Promotion


Sgt Terry *Sleeper* Flemming

Has completed Phase 1 of our Training Flights


He is hereby Promoted to:

Staff Sergeant Terry *Sleeper* Flemming


Congratulations and well flown *Sleeper*

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott


May 28, 2014
Promotion

Major Tomas A Tomas A Muñoz
There is, as with any large volunteer online entity, a lot of behind the scenes work that must be done. Major  Tomas A Muñoz has always jumped at the chance to contribute and has served as an extremely valuable set of eyes ears, and in many cases, memory for myself and the interests of all members here in the 91st,

It is with much Pleasure that I present the well earned Rank of Lieutenant Colonel
to:
Lieutenant Colonel Tomas A Muñoz

Congratulations Sir!
Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

May 28, 2014
Promotion

Captain William H. Lockwood
While there are a great many in the 91st fraternity, who maintain very good Pilot Logbook's. Captain Lockwood's Log Book is not only well written and complete, but one that serves as a great example to others. Captain Lockwood also serves as a longstanding, loyal and knowledgeable leadership example for all of us.
It is with much Pleasure that I present the well earned Rank of Major
to:
Major William H. Lockwood

Congratulations Sir!
Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott
May 18, 2014

Captain William H. Lockwood
Major  Tomas A Muñoz
Captain  Russell *Packrat* Niedzielski

Have all completed Phase 4B of the 91st Hop Program
They are hereby Awarded
The American Campaign Medal

Phase 4B begins in Sunny Honolulu with a grueling 2030 Nautical Mile track to the North and sub zero Adak, Alaska. From there it meanders Eastward along the US Aleutian Islands chain and down the Pacific Rim coast of Canada where it crosses the USA/Canadian Border heads to Boeing Field,
the birthplace of the B-17.

Congratulations Sirs!
Colonel Seatime

May 13, 2014

Sergeant Philip *Junkman* Junkins
Has completed Phase 1 of the Hop Campaign and is hereby Promoted to
Staff Sergeant Philip *Junkman* Junkins

Junkman will Pilot and care for Rhapsody in Red, 42-97959, DF-Y of the 324th

Congratulations Sir!
Colonel Seatime

April 19, 2014

Major Tomas A. Munoz
Has completed Phase 4a of the Hop Campaign and is hereby awarded the
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

Congratulations Sir!
Colonel Seatime

April 17, 2014

Staff Sergeant Ned *ROC* Akens
Has completed Phase 2 of the Hop Campaign and is hereby Promoted to
2nd Lieutenant Ned *ROC* Akens

Congratulations Sir!
Colonel Seatime

March 10, 2014

Staff Sergeant Alex *Guitardude* Dugas
Has completed Phase 2 of the Hop Campaign and is hereby Promoted to
2nd Lieutenant  Alex *Guitardude* Dugas
--  However --
As Alex has been appointed to a Squadron Commanders Position He carries the Provisional Performance Based Rank of Captain

Congratulations Sir!
Colonel Seatime

March 7, 2014

2nd Lieutenant Mikel *Sharkbait* Krause
Has completed Phase 3 of the Hop Campaign and is hereby Promoted to
1st Lieutenant Mikel *Sharkbait* Krause
He is also awarded the Air Medal for Meritorious Achievement

Congratulations Sir!
Colonel Seatime

February 18, 2014

2nd Lieutenant Bert *Shadow* Goumans
has completed Phase 3 of the Hop Campaign and would have been Promoted to
1st Lieutenant 
However
As he has Applied for and been Appointed as the 323rd Squadron Green Leader

He is also awarded the Air Medal commensurate with completing Phase 3

His performance based promotion is now to Captain  Bert *Shadow* Goumans

Congratulations Sir!
Colonel Seatime

February 18, 2014


It is my Honor to induct Staff Sergeant Jerry Niedzielski into the
Lucky Bastard Club of the 91st Bombardment Group

Jerry Niedzielski
(father to our Member Russ *Packrat* Niedzielski)
Flew 29 Wartime Missions in a B-17 Ball Turret
with the 385th Bombardment Group, 551st Bomb Squadron
out of RAF Great Ashfield from July 1944 to February 1945

We are honored to have Jerry still flying today here in the 91st
as we recreate the Missions of the Ragged Irregulars

Thank you for your Service Jerry,
It is our great pleasure to know and fly with you today

God Bless,
Colonel Stephen Seatime Scott
a filmed interview with Jerry has been added to out home page

Staff Sergeant Jerry Niedzielski

Bottom Row, Second from the Right

February 16, 2014


The Asiatic Campaign Medal is hereby awarded to:

Captain Russell *Packrat* Niedzielski

and

Captain William 'Bigdaddy' Carboni

For Completing Phase 4a of the Hop Campaign


They flew through a perfect Pacific night in the company of many other B-17's and Little Friend Escorts from Henderson Field in the South Pacific to Kaneohe Bay on the North side of Oahu. Then a short final leg over the top of Oahu in the new daylight to the Capital City of Honolulu on the South side.


As they neared the North side of Kauai in the Hawaiian Island Chain, Out of the blue came Staff Sergeant *BT* Jerry Niedzielski in the B-17 Five Feathers that was stationed at Great Ashfield (Station 155) with the 385th Bomb Group of the 551st Bomb Squadron.

Staff Sergeant Jerry Niedzielski is father to Russ Niedzielski and has 29 Wartime missions under his belt as a B-17 Ball Turret Gunner.


There was also a welcome bevy of Little Friends from the other Flight Groups in the DTP Fraternity in the air on arrival to help celebrate this accomplishment.


Congratulations and well flown Gentlemen

Colonel Stephen *Seatime* Scott

February 14, 2014


Provisional Promotions as follows:


Over the past week a Job Description for B-17 Squadron Leader was designed and published.


The Application process sought 8 Candidates, 1 Red Leader and 1 Green Leader for each of the 4 Squadrons.


The SQNLDR's primary job is to provide an increased presence in Teamspeak and a greater instance of hosted Training and Practice Events and Campaign Activity in the 91st Calendar. A full Job Description is shown on the Site Contacts Page along with links to the new SQNLRD Log Books


Log Books were created for each of the 8 positions. Each SQNLDR, by virtue of Application, is to record his activities in his own Lob Book. Over time, these Log Books will clearly show the degree of delivery for each of these good men over time.


Squadron Leader Blogs were also created and can be used to publish Training Documentation and Q&A with the General Membership.


Requests for Application, or Reaffirmation in the case of existing SQNLDR's, were then published. 


Based on the applications received, the following (Provisional Based on Performance) Appointments to the Rank of Captain are posted here:


322nd Red Leader - Captain Glenn *Muso* Hutchinson
322nd Green Leader - Captain William *Bill* Lockwood

323rd Red Leader - Captain Russ *Rackrat* Niedzielski
323rd Green Leader - Captain Bert *Shadow* Goumans

324th Red Leader - Captain Eric * Mac* McNett
324th Green Leader - tba

401st Red Leader - Captain Bill *Bigdaddy* Carboni
401st Green Leader - Captain Alex *Dude* Dugas