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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 24/5/43; Gore 25/5/43; Kearney 9/6/43; Dow 27/6/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-P/W] Thorpe Abbotts 1/7/43; transferred 25BG Watton 21/3/44; Returned to the USA 8STA Homestead 21/6/44; 4136 BU Tinker 30/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Bush Fd 19/5/45.

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...

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • 802nd Reconnaissance Group (SP)
  • 350th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edward Moffly

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Co-pilot to Mark Carnell, later to Bill DeSanders. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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
27 September 2014 18:40:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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