100th Bomb Group

Group
The wreckage of a B-24 Liberator (GO-K) of the 328th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group that has crash landed. A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 100th Bomb Group is in the background.

Object Number - FRE 3778 - The wreckage of a B-24 Liberator (GO-K) of the 328th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group that has crash landed. A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 100th Bomb...

"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 aircraft during a single mission. Both Distinguished Unit Citations awarded to the Group were awarded for missions when the Group, as well as successfully bombing the target, also lost a number of crews. In the case of the mission to Regensburg on 17 August 1943 the Group lost nine bombers and on a mission to Berlin in early March 1944, the Group lost fifteen bombers. The Group also received the French Croix de Guerre with Palm for attacking heavily defended installations in Germany and for dropping supplies to French Forces of the Interior between June and December 1944.

Visit the 100th Bomb Group Foundation website for more information and photos of the group.

The 100th Bomb Group is comprised of 349th, 350th 351st and 418th Bomb Squadrons

Commanding Officers

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 449th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron 717th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-016639
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer, Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group Headquarters (100th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-21633
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer, Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 13th Combat Bomb Wing 95th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: General
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 1st Bomb Division
  • Service Numbers: O-15721
  • Highest Rank: Major General
  • Role/Job: Commanding General
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Headquarters (100th Bomb Group)
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-17318
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer, Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: O-16930
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Major General
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Podington 2 June 1943 - 8 June 1943

Based

Thorpe Abbotts 9 June 1943 - 11 December 1945

Encompassing

  • Unit Hierarchy: Depot
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Supply

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group Headquarters (100th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: 36061379
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Instructor
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 412th Air Service Group
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ground crew
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tech Supply
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Corporal

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lady Luck
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 349th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Times a-wastin
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Super Rabbit
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 351st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Boss Lady
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Varga Venus
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron

Mission

Revisions

Date31 Jan 2023 21:16:37
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Date31 Jan 2023 21:08:20
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AAMB

Date26 Feb 2020 16:01:47
ContributorEmily
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People associations have become detached from this record.
Associated people with '100th Bomb Group' in their biographies

Date30 Oct 2018 16:51:57
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AIR FORCE COMBAT UNITS OF WORLD WAR II

Date14 Feb 2018 09:52:00
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Date9 Mar 2016 23:47:08
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James W Brice

Date9 Mar 2016 23:35:02
ContributorJameswbrice
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James W Brice, son of
MAJ William R Brice, Bombardier
418th Bombardment Squadron
100th Bomb Group
13th Combat Bombardment Wing
3rd Air Division

Date7 Apr 2015 20:28:16
Contributorsimaguire
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Eighth Air Force: The American Bomber Crews in Britain. Donald L. Miller.

Date3 Oct 2014 01:26:16
Contributormpfaley
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Michael P. Faley

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:44
ContributorAAM
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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 / The Mighty Eighth. A History of the Units, Men and Machines of the US 8th Air Force.' by Roger A. Freeman (1989). 'Air Force Combat Units of World War II' compiled by the Department of the US Air Force, edited by Maurice Maurer (1983). / 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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