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Dewey Christopher

Military

Dewey R Christopher was original cadre 100th, arriving with the bulk of the group at Thorpe Abbotts in May 1943. He was Crew Chief on Skipper, Skipper II, Humpty Dumpty, a Pathfinder aircraft, and finally, Humpty Dumpty II. He flew the second Russian Shuttle mission with his longest-serving crew, that of Lt. Luther Bennett.

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...

  • 351st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107233

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 24/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-N/W] Thorpe Abbotts 3/5/44; Missing in Action Misburg 31/12/44 with Wallace Wilson, Co-pilot: Clarry Van Cleave, Navigator: Ken Kane, Bombardier: Herman Eckmeyer,...

  • 42-3307 Skipper

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27-May-43; Dow Field, Bangor, Maine 4-Jub-43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-N] Thorpe Abbotts 9-Jun-43; on takeoff for Frankfurt the aircraft dove down to miss another aircraft during assembly and could not recover and was crash landed...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2018 23:54:14 RayWells Changes to highest rank and biography
Sources

His son Gary

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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