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42-30059

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 16/5/43; Wendover 21/5/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-G] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Paris 3/9/43 with Chas Floyd, Co-pilot: Jack Boyd, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Neal, Radio Operator: Theo Price, Ball turret gunner: Earl Griggs, Waist gunner: Pete Theodore, Waist gunner: Dale Huffer,Tail gunner: John Williams (8 Killed in Action); Navigator: Bob Rosenburg, B-Frank Coon (2 Prisoner of War); hit in #3 engine by aircraft above 42-5865 then crashed Beaumont, near Evreux, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 685. BARKER'S BURDEN.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 351st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Jack Boyd

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #4230059 'Barker's Burden. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Coon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #4230059 'Barker's Burden. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Floyd

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Killed in action 3 September 1943 in B-17 42-30059 "Barker's Burden".

  • Earl Griggs

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #4230059 'Barker's Burden. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Dale Huffer

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #4230059 'Barker's Burden. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Neal

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30059 'Barker's Burden', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Theodore Price

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #4230059 'Barker's Burden. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Rosenburg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #4230059 'Barker's Burden. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Peter Theodore

    Military | Lieutenant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #4230059 'Barker's Burden. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Williams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30059 'Barker's Burden', Killed in Action (KIA).

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

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 3 September 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 685 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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