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Memorabilia of T/Sgt Thomas E. Pepper, 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

  • Thomas Pepper

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    17 FEB 45 FRANKFURT & GIESSEN. CPT. Flew 55 missions on B-17 'Fever Beaver', 351st bomb Squadron.

Aircraft

  • 42-38047 Fever Beaver

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/11/43; Kearney 6/12/43; Grenier 19/12/43; Presque Is 3/1/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-O] Thorpe Abbotts 9/1/44; 135m, transferred 490BG Eye 29/5/45; Returned to the USA 4185 BU Independence 21/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains,...

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 10:25:28 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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