The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3271 EP-L) nicknamed "Nine Little Yanks and a Jerk" of the 100th Bomb Group. This plane is most associated with the crew of Capt Robert L. Hughes. Handwritten caption on reverse: '100th BG 13th CBW.'
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The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3271) nicknamed "Nine Little Yanks and a Jerk" of the 100th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '100th BG 13th CW.'
"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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 17/4/43; Presque Is 27/5/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-U] Bassingbourn 7/6/43; transferred 351BS/100BG [EP-L] Thorpe Abbotts 5/7/43; severe damage on previous raid “wrinkled skin”; Assigned mission to salvo delayed action fused bombs in...
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...