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42-102958

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 6/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-Z/G] Thorpe Abbotts 23/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Dick Beck, Walt Rosenberger, Pedro Martinez, Lavelie Giles, Dudley Ingraham, Harry Boyd, Dan McTaggart (7 Killed in Action); Dale Snow, Bob Carpenter (2 Prisoner of War); after bombs away was hit br ground rocket, crashed Berlin, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 12047.

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...

  • 350th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard Beck

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Berlin in B-17 #42102958

  • Harold Boyd

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Berlin in B-17 #42102958

  • Robert Carpenter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Berlin on 3 Feb 45 in B017 #42102958

  • Lavelie Giles

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 100th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Berlin in B-17 #42102958

  • Dudley Ingraham

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group

  • Petro Martinez

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Berlin in B-17 #42102958

  • Walter Rosenberger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 100th Bomb Group

  • Dale Snow

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Berlin on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #42102958

  • Daniel Taggart

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 100th Bomb Group

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 3 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12047 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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