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Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. SECTION 84 SITE 235-239
Guardino Crew: Lt. Alfonso Guardino, Sgt. Alios Chudy, Lt. William Davis, Sgt. Edward Keefrey, and Sgt. Howard R. Tudor
"Patriotic Patty" 43-37812.



  • 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...

  • 351st Bomb Squadron


  • 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.

  • Howard Tudor

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


  • 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...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
04 June 2021 19:35:26 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

SECTION 84 SITE 235-239