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418th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

  • Headquarters (100th Bomb Group)

    Headquarters (100th Bomb Group)

    Headquarters
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Stations

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Based Thorpe Abbotts

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People

  • W Abbey

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group

  • Louis Abbott

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Completed 31 missions was hit over Leipzig on 20 July 1944. crash landed in Holland. Evaded with underground in Brussels, Belgium until 9 Sept 1944

  • R Abel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Died in or near Berlin.

  • Louis Abromowitz

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Louis Abromowitz was First Navigator on B-17 42-97564 when it was shot down on the 20 July 1944 mission to Merseburg and the plane had to make a forced landing near Chaam, Holland. Like 4 other crew members, Abromowitz managed to evade capture, with...

  • F Accordino

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group

  • David Ackerman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 18 March 1945 in AC #4338861, Berlin. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • B Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    20 April 1945 Oranienburg; 110th Last Mission CPT

  • C Adams

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 100th Bomb Group

  • E Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    NOC

  • J Adams

    Military | Corporal | Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Grounded for medical reasons

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Aircraft

  • 42-106986

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/1/44; MacDill 23/1/44; Grenier 5/2/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-B] Thorpe Abbotts 28/2/44; Missing in Action Weisbaden 10/11/44 with John Lundquist, Willis Dickerman, Don Meston, Irving Wells, John Williamson, Jack Moore, Jim...

  • 42-107011 Shining Hour

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 25/1/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-T] Thorpe Abbotts 7/3/44; on mission to Laon-Athis 8/5/44 with Burdette Williams the ship was hit by bomb from above aircraft which killedTail gunner: Ray Cohen 8/5/44, rest RTD;...

  • 42-30061 Just-a-Snappin, Wolff Pack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Kearney 22/5/434; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Q] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43 WOLFF PACK; Returned to the USA Homestead 12/7/44; 1 BU Wright 17/7/44; 328 BU Gulfport 26/1/45; with Alvin...

  • 42-30062

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/4/43; Gore 14/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 18/5/43; Kearney 22/5/54; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-O] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43 as BASTARD’S BUNGALOW, then TERRY ‘n TEN (TNT); Missing in Action Brunswick 10/2...

  • 42-30063 Picklepuss

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Dow Fd 29/5/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 2/6/43 PADDLEFOOT; transferred 418BS/100BG [LD-S] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with Capt Bob...

  • 42-30064

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 22/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-T] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action La Rochelle 16/9/43 with Bob Wolff, Co-pilot: Chas Stuart, Navigator: Larry McConnell,...

  • 42-30066 'Mugwump' aka 'Rum Boogie II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/4/43; Gore 14/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 16/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-X] Andrews Fd 2/6/43; RUM BOOGIE II; transferred 418BS/100BG [LD-U] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; as war weary F...

  • 42-30091 Blivit

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/4/43; Gore 10/4/43; Denver 27/4/43; with Bill Stenson force landed Tinker, Ok 1/5/43; Gt Falls 25/5/43; Assigned 25FS/7FG with Bill Stenson force landed Tinker, OK 30/4/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-S]...

  • 42-30152

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/4/43; Smoky Hill 24/4/43; Walla Walla 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 20/5/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 96BG Andrews Fd 1/6/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 381BG Ridgewell 16/7/43; 418BS/100BG [LD-X] Thorpe Abbotts 7/43; battle damaged...

  • 42-30278 Sly Fox

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/5/43; Gore 9/5/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Field 19/6/43; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-G] Gt Ashfield 20/6/43; transferred 418BS/100BG [LD-R] Thorpe Abbotts 9/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Zeb Kendall, Co-pilot: Edwin Loughran,...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 01:53:51 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:24:12 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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