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Model of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 42-97071 of the 418th Bomb Squadron, at the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum.



  • 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...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron


  • W Ryan

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    3 SEP 44 BREST. CPT


  • 42-97071

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Kearney 11/2/44; Presque Is 28/2/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-P] Thorpe Abbotts 4/3/44; Missing in Action Parchim, Ger. 7/4/45 with Arthur Calder, Ken Carr, Bill Burbach, Viv Hoffman, Len Piepgras, Joe Haller, Carl Donnell,...


  • 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
12 October 2018 12:21:28 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

My photo, taken 7 October 2018.