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Extract from Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for Staff Sergeant William P McNally of the 100th Bomb Group researched by historian Bill Beigel. The file contains copies of primary documents that discuss the return of personal effects, circumstances and causes of death, and memorialisation of the fallen airman.

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  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb 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


  • William McNally

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Had mid air collision and crashed at Offilin in B-17 #4297555 ...


  • 42-97555

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 19/12/43; Langley 12/1/44; Mitchell 28/1/44; Assigned PFF 413BS/96BG [MZ-F] Snetterton 29/1/44; transferred 95BG Horham 30/1/44 as (H2X); 7m, transferred 350BS/100BG [LN-F] Thorpe Abbotts 31/1/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 28/7/44...


Date Contributor Update
07 May 2015 11:27:53 Emily Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) researched and donated by Bill Beigel: