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'Mason-Dixon' A2 flying jacket of Charles M. Beck, Jr; a member of the B-17 'Mason And Dixon' 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

  • Charles Beck

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    15 MAR 45 ORANIENBURG (100THS Vice-President - Membership). CPT

  • Wiliam Duggan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Edwin Hogson

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade) | Waist Gunner

  • Sidney Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Francis Manser

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    33 missions Flew on B-17 'Mason and Dixon' with the Sidney Johnson Crew. AM

  • Harry Mentes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
    15 MAR 45 ORANIENBURG. CPT

  • Chester Romanowski

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    CHICAGO, IL (ORIGINALLY ON SIDNEY JOHNSON CREW). FEH

  • Harry Thompson

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier
    Flew 33 missions, the majority on the B17G 'the Maason Dixon' with pilot Sydney Johnson and crew. Flew his final mission and completed his tour at the end of the war on March 21, 1945. Active duty in Korea 2/10/50 to 8/14/52.

  • William Weeks

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner

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
14 October 2018 09:02:00 apollo11 Changes to person associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2018 08:34:44 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

My photo, taken 7 October 2018.

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