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42-107230

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 28/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-B] Thorpe Abbotts 22/4/44; battle damaged Mainz 4/12/44 with ?; Salvaged 5/12/44. YEHUDI.

Service

People

  • Gilbert Borba

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Sgt Gilbert A. Borba, only survivor, all other crew were Killed in Action (KIA) 08-08-1944 Shot down by flak and crashed near St Sylvain, France in B-17 "Varga Venus" #4337865

Places

  • 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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 May 2020 02:20:19 mapwhe Changes to manufacturer and nicknames
Sources

Info updated

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2019 03:57:03 Chris Brame Changes to media associations
Sources

personal collection

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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