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John T Amery

Military

Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-17 #425997 'Heaven Can Wait. ' Evaded.

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 351st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-5997 Heaven Can Wait

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 16/6/43; Smoky Hill 12/7/43; Dow Fd 16/7/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-F] Thorpe Abbotts 17/7/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 with Francis Smith, Co-pilot: Jim Law (2 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Saul Hershkowitz,...

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Evaded France 30 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2019 / MACR 2019, 100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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