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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 crashes at Thorpe Abbotts, home of the 100th Bomb Group. Image via 100th Bomb Group Association. Written on slide casing: 'B17, crash on Thorpe Abbotts 1/45. Written on duplicate slide: '452 BG, 10/1/45 Bomb Dump crash.'

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...

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
08 September 2014 15:40:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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