42-102657 Boss Lady

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-102657) of the 350th Bomb Squadron, 100th Bomb Group that has crashed into the roof of a building. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-17G, 42-102657. 350BS. Crashed 11/9/44. Sgt. J.C. Kluttze. T. Bradshaw.'

Object Number - FRE 4106 - A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-102657) of the 350th Bomb Squadron, 100th Bomb Group that has crashed into the roof of a building....

Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Gr Island 12/4/44; Dow Fd 11/5/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 14/5/44; Missing in Action Ruhland 11/9/44 with Albert Trommer, Navigator: Jim Wright, Bombardier: Levi Groce, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alvin Severson, Radio Operator: Bill Stone (5 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Tim Bradshaw, Ball turret gunner: J.C. Kluttz, Waist gunner: Tom Kentes, Tail gunner: Chas Wilson (Wounded in Action) (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed on school in Schmiederberg, Ger (now Kovarska, Czech republic). Missing Air Crew Report 8820. BOSS LADY.

More information is available on the 100th Bomb Group Foundation website: https://100thbg.com/index.php?option=com_bombgrp&view=aircraft&id=10140…

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-789119
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37619933
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18214053
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 349th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

Places

Missions

  • Date: 11 September 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 11 September 1944

Revisions

Date26 Oct 2017 13:38:57
Contributorlritger
Sources

Updated per info in photos and MACR 8820

Date26 Oct 2017 13:38:05
Contributorlritger
Sources

Updated per info in photos and MACR 8820

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:11
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8820 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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