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Missing Air Crew Report #8820, page 1



  • 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...

  • 350th Bomb Squadron


  • Timothy Bradshaw

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down at Schuiedeberg on 9/11/44 in B-17 #42102657 POW

  • Levi Groce

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    11 SEP 44 RUHLAND. Killed in Action B-17 42-102657. MACR 8820

  • Thomas Kentes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down on 9/11/44 in B-17 #42102657 at Schuiedeberg POW

  • John Kluttz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down on 9/11/44 in B-17 #42102657. There is a memorial to Sergeant. Kluttz at the school in Schmiedeberg erected in Sept of 1994 POW

  • Alvin Severson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed in B-17 42-102657 on 9/11/44

  • William Stone

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed on 9/11/44 in B-17 #42102657

  • Albert Trommer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Schuiedeberg in B-17 42-102657 "Boss Lady"

  • Charles Wilson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 11 September 1944 in AC #42102657. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Wright

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) B-17 #42102657 on 9/11/44


  • 42-102657 Boss Lady

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Gr Island 12/4/44; Dow Fd 11/5/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 14/5/44; Missing in Action Ruhland 11/9/44 with Albert Trommer, Navigator: Jim Wright, Bombardier: Levi Groce, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...


  • 623

    11 September 1944
    Major Harmon flew Command Pilot. Did not hit the target because Mickey wasn't working. Brought our bombs back. Got to shoot at some fighters.


Date Contributor Update
07 July 2021 08:01:35 Emily Changes to collection, unit associations, person associations and mission associations

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