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A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 100th Bomb Group ran off the end of the runway due to battle damage and no breaks. Flown by Capt. Sam R. Turner. 42-30057 EP-D. "RAUNCHY" date, August 12, 1943 mission to Bonn. Written on slide casing: 'Raunchy crash TA.'

IWM catalogue record

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

A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 100th Bomb Group that has crash landed. Written on slide casing: 'Raunchy crash TA.'

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...

People

  • Sam Turner

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30057 'Raunchy. ' Plane ditched in Lake Constance, Switzerland. Interned.

Aircraft

  • 42-30057 Raunchy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 15/5/43; Wendover 21/5/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-D] Thorpe Abbbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6 September 1943 with Pilot Captain Sam R. TurnerWounded in...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 81

    12 August 1943
    This mission is separated into two elements. The first element is a combined force of 183 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division: 91BG (22); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20); 351BG (21); 379BG (21); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are dispatched to bomb...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 October 2014 00:39:57 mpfaley Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
07 October 2014 00:38:17 mpfaley Changes to caption and mission associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:39:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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