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Thomas Stanley Jeffrey Jr

Military

Crew Number 26
He led the 390th on the Schweinfurt raid of October 14 1943 for which the Group was awarded a Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation.
In October 1983 he revisited the Officers' Club and Control Tower at Framlingham.

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...

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • Headquarters Squadron (390th Bomb Group)
  • Headquarters (100th Bomb Group)

    Headquarters (100th Bomb Group)

    Headquarters
    https://100thbg.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38&Itemid=421

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • 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 Arvonia, Buckingham County, Virginia, USA 15 February 1917

Arvonia, Buckingham County, Virginia, USA

Died Alexandria City, Virginia, USA 14 March 2008

(aged 91)
Alexandria City, Virginia, USA

Buried Arlington National Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2021 10:56:23 Helen Changes to biography
Sources

385thBG journal March 1984

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2021 10:25:23 Helen Changes to biography
Sources

390thBG 'Times' September 1987

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2020 21:54:15 jmoore43 Changes to awards and events
Sources

Added awards per per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 29728736.
Source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29728736/thomas-stanley-jeffrey

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2020 21:41:49 jmoore43 Changes to middlename, highest rank and events
Sources

Updated Rank, Died and Buried events per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 29728736.
Added his middle name and a Born event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 29728736.

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2020 15:55:08 Emily Changes to suffix, highest rank, role, unit associations and place associations
Sources

100th Bomb Group Unit History at Bangor Public Library

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.390thspace.com/missions.php?name=Jeffrey%2C+Thomas+S

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