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Mechanics work on engine no. 2 of B-17G 42-102657 "Boss Lady" (EP-Y) of the 351st BS/100th BG at Thorpe Abbotts.



  • 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...

  • 351st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102657 Boss Lady

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Gr Island 12/4/44; Dow Fd 11/5/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 14/5/44; Missing in Action Ruhland 11/9/44 with Albert Trommer, Navigator: Jim Wright, Bombardier: Levi Groce, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
26 October 2017 14:03:28 lritger Changes to collection

Via Mark Brown, AFA

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2017 13:35:09 lritger Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

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