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Zeb Kendall Jr

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed E of Qukenbruck, GR on a mission to Klein Machow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17F #42-30278 'Sly Fox', Killed in Action (KIA).

AM, PH

Service

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...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30278 Sly Fox

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/5/43; Gore 9/5/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Field 19/6/43; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-G] Gt Ashfield 20/6/43; transferred 418BS/100BG [LD-R] Thorpe Abbotts 9/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Zeb Kendall, Co-pilot: Edwin Loughran,...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 250

    6 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Died Bürgermeister-Hasselhoff-Straße, 27299 Langwedel, Germany 6 March 1944 – 6 March 1944

Aircraft shot down. All on board KIA

Buried Liège, Belgium 1945

Route du Condroz 164
Neuville-en-Condroz
Liège Belgium
Postal Code: B-4121

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2020 18:31:28 jmoore43 Changes to service number
Sources

Added S/N per MACR 3016 at Fold3.com. Source: https://www.fold3.com/image/37106538

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2020 18:26:44 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
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Added a connection to the 100th BG as listed in the A/C description.

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2020 18:24:35 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Copied "Summary biography" from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so the dup person can be deleted.

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2015 00:59:02 466thHistorian Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, events and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:29:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3016 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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