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A B-17G Flying Fortress (LN-B, serial number 44-6089 "LEADING LADY" ) of the 350th Bomb Squadron, 100th Bomb Group. Lost on the September 11, 1944 Ruhland Mission where the 100th BG lost 12 A/C. Leading Lady was lost with the crew of Capt. Lawrence Riegel. 6 KIA, 3-POW

IWM catalogue record

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

A B-17G Flying Fortress (LN-B, serial number 44-6089) of the 350th Bomb Squadron, 100th Bomb Group.

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...

  • 350th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lawrence Riegel

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Schuiedeberg in B-17 #446089

Aircraft

  • 44-6089

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 28/4/44; Kearney 4/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-B] Thorpe Abbotts 23/5/44; transferred 418BS [LD-B]; Missing in Action Bohlen 11/9/44 with Larry Riegel, Co-pilot: Joe Johnston, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edwin...

Missions

  • 623

    11 September 1944
    Major Harmon flew Command Pilot. Did not hit the target because Mickey wasn't working. Brought our bombs back. Got to shoot at some fighters.

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
07 October 2014 01:05:07 mpfaley Changes to mission associations
Sources

Michael P. Faley-100th Bomb Group Historian, www.100thbg.com

Date Contributor Update
07 October 2014 01:03:01 mpfaley Changes to caption, person associations and place associations
Sources

Michael P. Faley-100th Bomb Group Historian, www.100thbg.com

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:39:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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