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Lloyd A Hammarlund Jr

Military

Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30080 'High Life'. Crashed in Switzerland. Interned (INT).

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

  • 42-30080 High Life

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Westover 3/5/43; Wendover 16/5/43; Kearney 23/5/43; Dow Fd 22/5/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-F] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with Don Oakes, Co-pilot: Joe Harper, Navigator:...

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 New York State
Interned (INT) Switzerland 17 August 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2020 20:59:10 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
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dded a connection to the 100th BG listed in the A/C description.

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2020 20:58:02 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Corrected the location for the INT event.
Copied "Summary biography" from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so the dup person can be deleted.

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2020 03:00:51 jmoore43 Changes to surname, middlename and suffix
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Corrected the name by moving "Jr" from the surname field to the suffix field and moving the last name from the middle name field to the surname field.

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2018 09:43:00 apollo11 Changes to place associations
Sources

Information gathered after visiting the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 683 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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