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".
"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...
Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
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