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The Ralph W Wright Crew, 100th Bomb Group, 349th Squadron
Standing, L-R: Bernard Palmquist; Robert Montonado; Pat Madsen; Jack Willburn; George McCleary.
Kneeling, L-R: Ralph Wright; Jack Raper; Carl Herrmann; Richard Curran

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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...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard Curran

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in AC#42-38053 in a form up accident over the base. on 7 May 1944. Target was Berlin. The plane had flares stored in the top turret and for some reason they exploded and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out The pilot Wright and Raper were...

  • Carl Herrmann

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Killed in AC#42-38053 in a form up accident over the base. on 7 May 1944. Target was Berlin. The plane had flares stored in the top turret and for some reason they exploded and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out The pilot Wright and Raper were...

  • Alden Madsen

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    Badly wounded by fire in AC#42-38053 'Cap'n Crow' in a form up accident over the base. on 7 May 1944. Target was Berlin. The plane had flares stored in the top turret and for some reason they exploded and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out The...

  • George McCleary

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    LANCASTER, PA. NOC

  • Robert Montondo

    Military | Private | Radio Operator
    Lightly wounded in AC#42-38053 'Cap'n Crow' in a form up accident over the base on 7 May 1944. Target was Berlin. The plane had flares stored in the top turret and for some reason they exploded and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out The pilot...

  • John Palmquist

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    28 APR 44 SOTTEVAST (NO BALL). LWA

  • Jack Raper

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Killed in AC#42-38053 in a form up accident over the base. on 7 May 1944. Target was Berlin. The plane had flares stored in the top turret and for some reason they exploded and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out The pilot Wright and Raper were...

  • John Wilburn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Bailed out of AC#42-38053 'Cap'n Crow' in a form up accident over the base. on 7 May 1944. Target was Berlin. The plane had flares stored in the top turret and for some reason they exploded and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out The pilot Wright...

  • Ralph Wright

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in AC#42-38053 'Cap'n Crow' in a form up accident over the base. on 7 May 1944. Target was Berlin. The plane had flares stored in the top turret and for some reason they exploded and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out The pilot Wright and...

Aircraft

  • 42-38053 Cap'n Crow

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Wendover 20/12/43; Assigned 457BG Glatton 10/2/44; transferred 349BS/100BG [XR-G] Thorpe Abbotts 21/1/44; soon after t/off to Berlin 7/5/44 with Ralph Wright, Co-pilot: Jack Raper, Navigator: Rich Curran, Bombardier: Carl...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 16:13:10 usxpat Changes to place associations
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reconnecting the place

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 16:12:10 usxpat Changes to person associations
Sources

https://100thbg.com
Final Flights, Ian McLachlan, ©1989, p 112

Date Contributor Update
07 May 2015 17:02:32 usxpat Changes to place associations
Sources

https://100thbg.com
Final Flights, Ian McLachlan, ©1989, p112

Date Contributor Update
07 May 2015 17:02:31 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://100thbg.com
Final Flights, Ian McLachlan, ©1989, p112

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