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Martin L Irwin of the 100th Bomb Group in the cockpit of a B-17 Flying Fortress

This was taken by Gerard Kircher, who was the radio operator of the aircraft. I received the copy by Gerard's grandson. I was told that Gerard carried the photo in his wallet until he passed away in Nov. 1999. The reverse side reads "Co Pilot Martin L. Irwin, One of the best guys I know".

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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...

People

  • Martin Irwin

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    CHATTANOOGA, TN. FEH

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2019 07:48:18 Emily Changes to collection, caption, unit associations and person associations
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Brought together information and associations from duplicate entries

Date Contributor Update
21 July 2019 01:55:25 Mirwin Created entry with collection and caption
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This was taken by Gerard Kircher, who was the radio operator of the aircraft.

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