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42-3413
This photo is part of the 100th BG Collection and under that copyright.

Michael Faley
100th BG Historian

Connections

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...

Aircraft

  • 42-3413 'Hard Luck !'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 10/6/43; Dow Fd 18/8/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-V] Thorpe Abbotts 20/8/43; on mission to Berlin 7/5/44 with Loren Van Steenis, Navigator: Harry Becker (Killed in Action), Bombardier: Lester Torbett Wounded in Action, (8 Returned to...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2022 17:32:15 mpfaley Changes to caption and unit associations
Sources

100th BG Website

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2017 00:25:59 Yorkshireman Created entry with collection, caption and aircraft associations
Sources

Hutchinson & Cortright

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