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B-17 42-6094, 100th BG

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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...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-6094

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 20/7/43; Cheyenne 23/7/43; Dalhart 17/8/43; Eglin 10/10/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Q] Thorpe Abbotts 6/9/43; was hit by another B-17 soon after landing 27/12/43 from practice mission with Francis Lauro, rest of crew ?, (10...

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
03 June 2021 14:01:15 acbernstein1 Changes to unit associations
Sources

https://web.archive.org/web/20060614170728/http://web-birds.com/8th/100/...

Date Contributor Update
03 June 2021 14:00:12 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://web.archive.org/web/20060614170728/http://web-birds.com/8th/100/...

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