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Photos of 1st Lt. Robert J. Shoens & his crew.

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...

  • 351st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Don Blair

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    1 MAY 44 ST OMER, FRANCE. CPT

  • William Eresman

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
    1 MAY 44 ST OMER. CPT

  • Angelo Genevese

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    BELIEVE TRANSFERRED OUT OF THE 100TH. NOC

  • Donald Hammond

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator/Gunner
    Flew 20 missions DFC; Air Medal w 4/Oak Leaf Cluster, EAME Medal

  • Raymond Hanson

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    DATE & MISSION UNK. CPT

  • Glenn Hudson

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    1, MAY 44, ST OMER. CPT Glenn Hudson died 28th March 1990

  • Duncan Shand

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    DATE & MISSION UNK (Taps: 2 DEC 92 IN TACOMA, WASH). CPT. Following a tour on 'My Gal Sal' Duncan stayed on as 351st Assistant Engineering Officer and Test Pilot. He died December 2nd 1991 and was buried with full military honours.

  • Robert Shoens

    Military | Pilot

  • Virgil Warders

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • William Wright

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner

Aircraft

  • 42-31767 Our Gal Sal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner (N.Ire) 16/1/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-E] Thorpe Abbotts 17/1/44; transferred 482BG Alconbury 20/5/45; 100+m, Returned to the USA 5/45; 121 BU Bradley 31/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South...

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 October 2018 19:09:23 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Information gathered after visiting the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum.

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