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42-102624

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR- ] Thorpe Abbotts 1/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Clarke Johnson, Co-pilot: Ray Lund, Navigator: Tom Tracy, Bombardier: Willard Hahn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Beveridge, Waist gunner: Larry St John, Waist gunner: Bob Brooks (7 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Bob Black, Ball turret gunner: Dave Scofield,Tail gunner: Larry Barger (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Fahrenkrug, two miles N of Rotenhaln, Holstein, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 5170.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lawrence Barger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102624. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Black

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102624. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Bowridge

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group

  • Robert Brooks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102624. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Willard Hahn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102624. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Laurence John

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

  • Clarke Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102624. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Raymond Lund

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102624. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • David Scofield

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102624. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Tracy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102624. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

Places

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 24 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5170 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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