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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

The nose art of a B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-31066) nicknamed "Fools Rush In" of the 100th Bomb Group.



  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb 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...


  • 42-31066

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/9/43; Scott 29/9/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-H] Thorpe Abbotts 4/10/43; Missing in Action Hamburg 31/12/44 with Floyd Henderson, Co-pilot: Dick King, Bombardier: Elmer Kovach, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Shepard, Radio...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:38:57 AAM AAM ingest

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