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42-30087

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 8/4/43; Gore 14/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Hamilton 23/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Kearney 23/5/43; Dow Fd 31/5/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-M] Thorpe Abbotts 11/6/43; Missing in Action Munster 10/10/43 with Maurice Beatty, Navigator: Grady Moyle, Bombardier: Reid Griffiths, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Burgess, Radio Operator: Alf Loguidice, Ball turret gunner: Mort Levine, Waist gunner: Angelo Licato,Tail gunner: Smith Young (8 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Jim Dabney, Waist gunner: Ed Karamol (2 Prisoner of War); flak damage, crashed Vynen/Xanten, near Munster, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1026. SHACKRAT.

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...

  • 351st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Maurice Beatty

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30087 'Shackrat', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • George Burgess

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230087 'Shackrat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Dabney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30087 'Shackrat', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Reid Griffiths

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230087 'Shackrat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Edward Karamol

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30087 'Shackrat'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Mortin Levine

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230087 'Shackrat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Angelo Licato

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230087 'Shackrat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Alfred Loguidice

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230087 'Shackrat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Grady Moyle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230087 'Shackrat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Smith Young

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30087 'Shackrat', Killed in Action (KIA).

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 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2019 22:47:03 BobF13 Changes to nicknames
Sources

http://ww2fallen100.blogspot.com/2018/12/ww2-fallen-b-17-bombardier-reid...

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1026 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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