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Orrin William Furlong

Military

6 SEP 43 STUTTGART (LANDED RAF BASE WITH REEDER CREW). REC

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30088 "Squawkin' Hawk II"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 12/5/43; Wendover 18/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Dow Field 27/5/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-E] Thorpe Abbotts 9 June 1943. Severe battle damage over Stuttgart 6 September 1943 with Sumner...

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 Oregon, USA 22 April 1913
Lived in Walla Walla, WA 99362, USA 1942
Enlisted Pocatello, ID, USA 1942
Based Thorpe Abbotts 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Pendleton, OR 97801, USA 28 August 1999
Buried 865 Tutuilla Rd, Pendleton, OR 97801, USA September 1999

Olney Cemetery
Pendleton
Umatilla County, OR

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2018 21:13:50 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, firstname, service number, highest rank, role, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/91244592-orrin-w-furlong/facts
https://www.fold3.com/record/73358431-orrin-w-furlong
https://100thbg.com/index.php?option=com_bombgrp&view=aircraft&id=10220&...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46677722/orrin-william-furlong

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.mcadams.org/fpdb/sqds_name2.asp

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