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42-30062

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 6/4/43; Gore 14/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 18/5/43; Kearney 22/5/54; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-O] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43 as BASTARD’S BUNGALOW, then TERRY ‘n TEN (TNT); Missing in Action Brunswick 10/2/44 with Art Scoggins (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Les Patterson, Navigator: Ed Davis, Bombardier: Bill Cooney, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Queale, Radio Operator: Phil Sheinfeld, Ball turret gunner: Ed Gonzales, Waist gunner: Joe Holp, Waist gunner: Earl Rutherford,Tail gunner: Willis Ray (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Leeseringen, four miles S of Nienburg/Weser, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2383. REILLY'S RACEHORSE.

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

  • William Cooney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Neinburg/Weser on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30062 'Bastard's Bungalow'. Pilot was killed in attack and crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Neinburg/Weser on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30062 'Bastard's Bungalow'. Pilot was killed in attack and crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Gonzales

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Neinburg/Weser on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30062 'Bastard's Bungalow'. Pilot was killed in attack and crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Holp

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Neinburg/Weser on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30062 'Bastard's Bungalow'. Pilot was killed in attack and crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Leslie Patterson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Neinburg/Weser on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30062 'Bastard's Bungalow'. Pilot was killed in attack and crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Queale

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Neinburg/Weser on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30062 'Bastard's Bungalow'. Pilot was killed in attack and crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Willis Ray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Neinburg/Weser on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30062 'Bastard's Bungalow'. Pilot was killed in attack and crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Earl Rutherford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Neinburg/Weser on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30062 'Bastard's Bungalow'. Pilot was killed in attack and crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Arthur Scoggins

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Neinburg/Weser on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30062 'Bastard's Bungalow'. Pilot was killed in attack and crew baled out. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Philip Sheinfeld

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Neinburg/Weser on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30062 'Bastard's Bungalow'. Pilot was killed in attack and crew baled out. 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) Germany 10 February 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2383 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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