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'Torchy' A2 flying jacket of Lt. Col. Sam 'Sammy' Barr, at the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum.



  • 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...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron


  • Sam Barr

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    14 JAN 44 FORET D HESDIN (FLEW 50 MISSIONS/ ORG 100TH). CPT Original 349th Bomb Squadron Pilot, C/O of the 349th Bomb Squadron, flew 50 missions with the 100th Bomb Group.


  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...


Date Contributor Update
13 October 2018 16:48:56 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

My photo, taken 7 October 2018.