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B-17G-85-BO #43-38383 Code: LN-A & LN-F
100th BG - 350th BS

Survived the war. Returned to the US

Connections

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

Aircraft

  • 43-38383

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/7/44; Hunter 5/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned 482BG Alconbury 1/9/44; transferred 532BS/381BG Ridgewell 2/9/44; transferred 350BS/100BG [LN-A] Thorpe Abbotts 3/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 1/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2016 12:13:54 mpfaley Changes to caption
Sources

Michael Faley-100th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2015 03:04:30 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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