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44-8148

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 22/6/44; Langley 27/7/44; Grenier 11/8/44; Assigned PFF as 369BS/306BG [WW-K] Thurleigh 13/8/44; transferred 95BG Horham 14/8/44; 3m, transferred 100BG Thorpe Abbotts 30/10/44; battle damaged Hamm 26/11/44 with ?; force landed St Trond Afd, Bel; Salvaged 5/1/45. (npo) SEAMANS’ DEMONS.

Service

Units

  • 3rd Air Division

    3rd Air Division

    Division

  • 3rd Bomb Division
  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Brice

    Military | Major | Bombardier | 100th Bomb Group
    My father flew 29 missions with the James S. Seamans' Crew. The nickname for the crew was Seamans' Demons. He was lead bombadier on several if not most missions. He was a good man whom I loved very much. He told me stories of his missions and escapades...

  • E Frye

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    26 NOV 44 HAMM (REPORTED DECEASED - DATE UNK). CPT

  • Homer Goodman

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group

  • Herbert Grand

    Military | Radio Operator Gunner | 100th Bomb Group

  • Clyde Lollis

    Military | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group

  • G Rhoades

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    26 NOV 44 HAMM - LEAD NAVIGATOR (SEE J. S. SEAMAN MEMO). CPT

  • Anthony Schimmel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group

  • James Seamans

    Military | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group

  • J Sheehan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    19 JULY 44 SCHWEINFURT, (FLAK) TAPS: 14 APR 1961. WIA

  • Edward Tatro

    Military | Tail Gunner | 100th Bomb Group

Places

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2016 07:26:39 Jameswbrice Changes to nicknames
Sources

James W Brice

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2016 03:37:04 Jameswbrice Changes to media associations
Sources

James W Brice

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2016 03:34:16 Jameswbrice Changes to unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

James W Brice

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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