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Three airmen of the 100th Bomb Group, Lieutenant Kenneth Menzie, Lieutenant Donald Strout and Lieutenant Norman Scott, plan the route they will take during the next mission in their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30380).

Image stamped on reverse: 'Reviewed and passed U.S. Army 23 Aug 1943 Press Censor E.T.O. U.S.A.' [stamp]'. Passed for publication 23 August 1943 INTLD 16 General Section Press Censorship Bureau '[stamp], 'Associated Press' [stamp] and '280035.' [Censor no.]

Printed caption on reverse: 'Men who made shuttle-bombing raid on Regensburg. Associated Press Photo shows, left to right Lt Kenneth I Menzie of Winfield ,Kansas; Lt Donald l Strout,of Boston Mass., and Lt Norman H Scott of Los Angeles, looking over the route which they took when flying.'

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Three airmen of the 100th Bomb Group, Lieutenant Kenneth Menzie, Lieutenant Donald Strout and Lieutenant Norman Scott, plan the route they will take during the next mission in their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30380). Image stamped on reverse: 'Reviewed and passed U.S. Army 23 Aug 1943 Press Censor E.T.O. U.S.A.' [stamp]'. Passed for publication 23 August 1943 INTLD 16 General Section Press Censorship Bureau '[stamp], 'Associated Press' [stamp] and '280035.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Men who made shuttle-bombing raid on Regensburg. Associated Press Photo shows, left to right Lt Kenneth I Menzie of Winfield ,Kansas; Lt Donald l Strout,of Boston Mass., and Lt Norman H Scott of Los Angeles,looking over the route which they took when flying.'

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...

People

  • Kenneth Menzie

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot, Co-Pilot
    Menzie was assigned to the 100th Bomb Group in July 1943. He was then transferred to the 482nd Bomb Group on 7 October 1943. ...

  • Norman Scott

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    17 AUG 43 REGENBURG. XFR

  • Donald Strout

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    X-FER TO BOVINGDON, (train new combat crews). XFR

Aircraft

  • 42-30380

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/5/43; Gore 25/5/43; Kearney 9/6/43; Dow 27/6/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-P/W] Thorpe Abbotts 1/7/43; transferred 25BG Watton 21/3/44; Returned to the USA 8STA Homestead 21/6/44; 4136 BU Tinker 30/6/44; Reconstruction Finance...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2017 13:05:51 Lucy May Changes to caption, person associations and place associations
Sources

Added connections from information in caption.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:38:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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