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42-30061

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 6/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Kearney 22/5/434; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Q] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43 WOLFF PACK; Returned to the USA Homestead 12/7/44; 1 BU Wright 17/7/44; 328 BU Gulfport 26/1/45; with Alvin Cobb to 4119 BU Brookley (Al?) 31/3/45; Recl Comp 17/4/45. JUST-A-SNAPPIN'.

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...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Everett Blakely

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot; Commanding Officer | 100th Bomb Group
    RTD. B-17F AC# 42-3393 'Just-A-Snappin'. On mission to Bremen on 8 Oct 1943 AC severely damaged by flak and enemy fighters AC returned to base alone and crashed near Ludham. Mentioned in Harry Crosby's book, A Wing and a Prayer. Plane - B-17 - 'Just-A...

  • Robert Wolff

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #4230064 'Wild Cargo. ' Prisoner of War (POW). From July '43 to Sept. '43 flew 7 1/2 missions, spent 19+ months as Prisoner of War (POW) POW; Air Medal; EAME Ribbon; Dist. Unit citation, WWII Victory Medal

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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 October 2014 01:07:09 mpfaley Changes to nicknames, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Michael P. Faley-100th Bomb Group Historian-www.100thbg.com

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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