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A B-17 Flying Fortress (XR-A serial number42 31987 nicknamed "Shilaylee" of the 100th Bomb Group at Thorpe Abbotts

IWM catalogue record

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A B-17 Flying Fortress (EP-E, serial number 42-31767) nicknamed "Our Gal Sal" of the 100th Bomb Group at Mount Farm. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Written on slide casing: 'Our Gal Sal EP-E, 231767 at Mount Farm.'



  • 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...

  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    Based for the majority of their service at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, the 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) took over three million intelligence photos during the course of 4,251 sorties over occupied Europe. The Group was awarded a Distinguished...


  • Glenn Rojohn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Piggy-back pilot, Hamburg mission. Shot down 31-Dec-44 in B-17 42-31987. 'The Little Skipper' Prisoner of War (POW). ...


  • 42-31987 'Shilaylee' 'The Little Skipper'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Kearney 22/1/44; Romulus 23/2/44; Grenier 28/2/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-A] Thorpe Abbotts 10/3/44; 418BS [LD-D]; Missing in Action Misburg 31/12/44 with Glen Rojohn, Co-pilot: Bill Leek, Navigator: Bob Washington,...


  • 772

    31 December 1944


Date Contributor Update
01 February 2016 08:17:42 mpfaley Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Michael P Faley-100th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:39:51 AAM AAM ingest

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