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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 3/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Hamilton 28/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 13/5/43; Wendover 17/2/43; Kearney 21/5/43; Dow Fd 27/2/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-X] Thorpe Abbotts 29/5/43; Missing in Action Le Bourget 10/7/43 with Chas Duncan, Navigator: Olly Chiesl, Bombardier: Bill Forbes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ernie De Los Santos, Radio Operator: Edmund Oliver, Ball turret gunner: Bernie Hanover, Waist gunner: Gene Frank,Tail gunner: Bill Whitley (8 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Archie Robertson, Waist gunner: Parrish Reynolds (after escaping from POW camp) (2 evaded capture); flak hit #1 engine, crashed Ste Colombe, near St Valery-en-Caux, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 268. JUDY E.

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

  • Oliver Chiesl

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 #4230050 'Judy D. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Santos Delos

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 #4230050 'Judy D. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Duncan

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 #4230050 'Judy D. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Forbes

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 #4230050 'Judy D. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Gene Frank

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 #4230050 'Judy D. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Bernard Hanover

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 #4230050 'Judy D. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edmund Oliver

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 100th Bomb Group

  • Parrish Reynolds

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

  • Archibald Robertson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 #4230050 'Judy D. ' Evaded.

  • William Whitley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 #4230050 'Judy D. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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) France 10 July 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 268 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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