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42-102667

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 24/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 28/4/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-C] Horham 3/5/44; 4m, transferred 351BS/100BG [EP-J] Thorpe Abbotts 8/6/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 29/7/44 with Bob Schomp, Co-pilot: Henry Preher, Navigator: Bob Culwell, Bombardier: Sylvester Dittbenner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edmund Radke, Radio Operator: John HunterWounded in Action, Ball turret gunner: Joe Rosolino, Waist gunner: Elmer Flood,Tail gunner: Art Malaney (9 Prisoner of War); flak set wing afire, ship exploded over Kleinebersdorf, SE of Stadtroda, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 7814. YANKEE (WAHINE) WINE.

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...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron
  • 351st Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Robert Culwell

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Klein Ebersdorf on 7/29/44 in B-17 #42102667 POW

  • Sylvester Dittbenner

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 July 1944 in AC #42102667. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Elmer Flood

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Klein Ebersdorf on 7/29/44 in B-17 #42102667 POW

  • John Hunter

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 July 1944 in AC #42102667. 'Boss Lady' Was shot in leg by civilians when he landed Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edmund Jr

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

  • Arthur Malaney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Klein Ebersdorf on 7/29/44 in B-17 #42102667 POW

  • Henry Preher

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Klein Ebersdorf on 7/29/44 in B-17 #42102667 POW

  • Joseph Rosolino

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Klein Ebersdorf on 7/29/44 in B-17 #42102667 POW

  • Robert Schomp

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Klein Ebersdorf on 7/29/44 in B-17 #42102667 POW

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 07646 Kleinebersdorf, Germany 29 July 1944 – 29 July 1944

Missing in Action Merseburg 29/7/44. Cause - flak set both wings afire, no#2 engine caught fire, dropped out of fornation and crew baled out, ship exploded over Kleinebersdorf, SE of Stadtroda, Germany. (9 x POW) Missing Air Crew Report MACR 7814.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2015 20:03:09 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7814 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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