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Thomas Joseph Tracy

Military

Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 42-102624. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Service

People

  • George Allen

    Military | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group

  • Lawrence Barger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102624. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Beveridge

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24-May-44 in B-17 42-102624. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH

  • Thomas Beveridge

    Military | Technical Sergeant
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Robert Black

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42102624. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Brooks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24-May-44 in B-17 42-102624. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH

  • Stanley Gottlieb

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    GROUNDED AFTER ONE MISSION, AIR SICKNESS. RFS

  • Willard Hahn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102624, Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Lester Jackson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 100th Bomb Group

  • David Jacques

    Military | Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102624

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR- ] Thorpe Abbotts 1/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Clarke Johnson, Co-pilot: Ray Lund, Navigator: Tom Tracy, Bombardier: Willard Hahn, Flight engineer/top...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Inverkeithing, Scotland 23 April 1923

Family emigrated to New York later that year. Grew up and lived in Rochester until the war.

Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 24 May 1944

B-17 #42-102624 took off from Thorpe Abbotts Air Field, England on a bombing mission over Berlin, Germany. They were attacked and hit by German Aircraft and crashed near Fahrenkrug, two miles North of Rotenhaln, Holstein, Germany during the war.

Buried Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial

Plot B Row 15 Grave 15

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 June 2020 20:06:59 camillemnoel Changes to person associations
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Update to connections

Date Contributor Update
23 June 2020 19:55:50 camillemnoel Changes to middlename, service number, awards, events, person associations and unit associations
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Updates to biography

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5170 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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