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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Staff Sergeant John A Miller and Alden "Pat" Madsen of the 100th Bomb Group. John A Miller has handwritten on reverse: 'July 1944, 349th BS-100th BG. Lt: John A Miller, Rt: Alden "Pat" Madsen. Taken after I returned from Bury St Edmonds where I received the DFC.'

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

  • Alden Madsen

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    Badly wounded by fire in A/C #42-38053 'Cap'n Crow' in a form up accident over the base. on 7 May 1944. Target was Berlin. The plane had flares stored in the top turret and for some reason they exploded and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out. The...

  • John Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    John Miller served as a waist gunner with the 349th Bomb Squadron of the 100th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Thorpe Abbotts, England.

  • John Miller

    Military | Airplane and Engine Mechanic

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:39:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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