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2 Lt John Winston "Jack" Raper
100th Bomb Group, 349th Bomb Squadron

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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

  • 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...

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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Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 16:31:26 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 55902979

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 16:31:26 usxpat Changes to place associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 55902979

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