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A2 flying jacket of Lt. Joseph C. Harper, at the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum.

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

  • George Elder

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230080 'High Life. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Leonard Goyer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230080 'High Life. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Joseph Harper

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230080 'High Life. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Hiram Harris

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230080 'High Life. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Lloyd Jr

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Vincent McGrath

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230080 'High Life. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Leslie Nadeau

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230080 'High Life. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Donald Oakes

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230080 'High Life. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Nolan Stevens

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner

Aircraft

  • 42-30080 High Life

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Westover 3/5/43; Wendover 16/5/43; Kearney 23/5/43; Dow Fd 22/5/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-F] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with Don Oakes, Co-pilot: Joe Harper, Navigator:...

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 10:07:02 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

My photo, taken 7 October 2018.

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