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Undated photo of Lt. Mark Gummersall. Location unknown.

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...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Mark Gummersall

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    On 12 May 1944, Gummersall was the Command Pilot for the mission to Brux.

  • Reginald Holliday

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, thereafter Flight Control Officer
    Reg Holliday served as a co-pilot with the 418th Bomb Squadron, 100th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Thorpe Abbotts, England, Dec. 1943-May 1944. Upon completion of his combat service he was trained for Flight Control Officer duty and was assigned...

Aircraft

  • 42-30091 Blivit

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/4/43; Gore 10/4/43; Denver 27/4/43; with Bill Stenson force landed Tinker, Ok 1/5/43; Gt Falls 25/5/43; Assigned 25FS/7FG with Bill Stenson force landed Tinker, OK 30/4/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-S]...

  • 42-31895 Miss-Chief

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; Presque Is 3/2/44; Grenier 11/2/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 16/2/44; Missing in Action Misburg/Hamburg 31/12/44 with Paul Carroll, Co-pilot: Harry Winger, Navigator: George Klare,...

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
11 July 2017 19:04:40 Randyhol Changes to person associations
Sources

Randy Holliday. Son of Lt. Reginald C. Holliday, co-pilot with Lt. Gummersall missions Dec. 1943-March 1944.

Date Contributor Update
11 July 2017 18:54:47 Randyhol Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Randy Holliday. Son of Lt. Reginald C. Holliday, co-pilot on Gummersall crew Dec. 1943-March 1944

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