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"Stymie" and her crews.



  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb 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...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron


  • John Stephens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #423237 'Stymie' Prisoner of War (POW). POW


  • 42-3237 Stymie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-R] Podington 31/5/43; Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Munster 10/10/43 with John Stephens, Co-pilot: Hoyt Smith, Navigator: Rudi Grum, Bombardier: Bill Moore, Flight engineer...


  • VIII Bomber Command 114

    10 October 1943
    This mission was intended to be a massive attack of 307 B-17s on the railroad facilities and waterway (canals) at Munster, Germany. This attack was to be supported by a diversion 39 B-24s. The formation was attacked by hundreds of German fighters which...


Date Contributor Update
16 March 2018 22:40:40 Dave Winther Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

David Winther