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Sam Barr

Military

14 JAN 44 FORET D HESDIN (FLEW 50 MISSIONS/ ORG 100TH). CPT
Original 349th Bomb Squadron Pilot,
C/O of the 349th Bomb Squadron,
flew 50 missions with the 100th Bomb Group.

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...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2018 16:54:54 apollo11 Changes to firstname
Sources

Information gathered after vistiing the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2018 16:54:08 apollo11 Changes to middlename, nickname, biography and place associations
Sources

Information gathered after visiting the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:51 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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