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Guardino Crew, 351st BS, 100th BG. 43-37812 "Patriotic Patty"
FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Alfonso Guardino; William Davis; Leo Tomaso; Joseph Zaricor
STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: Howard Tudor; Edward Keefrey; Leon Williams; Hugh Pennock; Alois Chudy; Obie Smithhart

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...

  • 351st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Alois Chudy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Montabaur in B-17 #4337812

  • William Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Montabaur in B-17 #4337812

  • Alfonso Guardino

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Montabaur in B-17 #4337812

  • Edward Keefrey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Montabaur in B-17 #43-37812.

  • Hugh Pennock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Montabaur in B-17 #4337812

  • Obie Smithhart

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Montabaur in B-17 #4337812

  • Leo Tamoso

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Montabaur in B-17 #43-37812.

  • Howard Tudor

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Marburg in B-17 #4337812

  • Leon Williams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Montabaur in B-17 #4337812

Aircraft

  • 43-37812 'PATRIOTIC PATTY'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/5/44; Hunter 3/6/44; Grenier 14/6/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-P] Thorpe Abbotts 16/6/44; Missing in Action Marburg 23/3/45 with Alfonso Guardino, Co-pilot: Bill Davis, Navigator: Leo Tamoso, Bombardier: Leon Williams, Flight...

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
05 June 2021 00:42:46 acbernstein1 Changes to caption
Sources

AAM

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2021 00:41:43 acbernstein1 Changes to caption
Sources

The Daily Item (Port Chester, New York) 7 Dec. 1944. Page 11

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2021 18:59:00 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/?s=43-37812

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