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42-102635

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 20/3/44; Kearney 15/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR- ] Thorpe Abbotts 1/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Martin Hoskinson, Co-pilot: Marvin Apking, Navigator: Joe Silvestro, Bombardier: Norman Robitoy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Sibert, Radio Operator: Jerome Miller, Ball turret gunner: Sal Romero, Waist gunner: A.V. Perry, Waist gunner: George Sneckus,Tail gunner: Marlyn Schrader (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Itzstedt, six miles W of Bad Oldesloe, Holstein, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 5171.

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

  • Marvin Apking

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102635. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Martin Hoskinson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102635. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Jerome Miller

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102635. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • A Perry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102635. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Norman Robitoy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 100th Bomb Group

  • Salvadore Romero

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102635. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Marlyn Schrader

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102635. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Thomas Sibert

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102635. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Joseph Silvestro

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102635. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • George Sneckus

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102635. 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 5171 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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