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Carl E Battin


ORIGINAL CREW #29 418TH BS, 100th Bomb Group.
Shot down in B-17F 42-3237 LD-R, "STYMIE" on 10 October 1943.
MACR 1030


Units served with

  • 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...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3237 Stymie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-R] Podington 31/5/43; Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Munster 10/10/43 with John Stephens, Co-pilot: Hoyt Smith, Navigator: Rudi Grum, Bombardier: Bill Moore, Flight engineer...


  • VIII Bomber Command 114

    10 October 1943
    This mission was intended to be a massive attack of 307 B-17s on the railroad facilities and waterway (canals) at Munster, Germany. This attack was to be supported by a diversion 39 B-24s. The formation was attacked by hundreds of German fighters which...

Associated Place

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Iowa, USA 1913
Enlisted San Francisco, CA, USA 28 July 1942

Residence: San Francisco County, California
Private, Branch Immaterial

Assigned 11 March 1943

Assigned to the 384th BG on Gowen Field (Boise, Idaho) Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943, Roy J. Lee Crew.
The Roy Lee Crew did not deploy with the 384th Bomb Group in May 1943. S/SGT Carl E. Battin was apparently transferred to the 418th Bomb Squadron, 100th Bomb Group in May 1943 and deployed with the 100th Bomb Group.

Prisoner of War 10 October 1943 – May 1945
Died 1996

Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
Plot: VM C-3 A 002


Date Contributor Update
03 July 2015 00:47:09 bombercommand Changes to surname, service number, highest rank, role, awards, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

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Missing Air Crew Report 1030,

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:05 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /