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Crew of Berlin Sleeper II (41-24370) 1942-1943, 97th Bomb Group, 342nd Squadron
Woodford Ross Thompson, Bombardier, back row, left



  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 342nd Bomb Squadron


  • Woodford Thompson

    Military | Captain | Bombardier
    Woodford Ross "Tommy" Thompson, Jr. Bombardier on B-17F "Berlin Sleeper II" A/C 41-24370, 97th BG, 342nd Sqdn, 1942-1943, completed 50 missions from England and North Africa


  • 41-24370 BERLIN SLEEPER II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne Mod Cen 24/6/42; originally slated RAF as [FA685] ; Assigned 92BG Bovingdon /6/42 as PALE FACE; 342BS/97BG Polebrook /8/42; Maison Blanche 20/11/42; 103m, the first MTO B-17 to complete 100 missions, including participation on first...


Date Contributor Update
19 January 2019 18:24:55 jet54 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

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