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Ernest Aita

Military

Ernest flew on 30 missions with the Group. He recalled that on many they came home alone through the clouds with Thorpe Abbotts 'socked in'. 'I was very lucky on those missions to come in right over the runway. No magic, no navigational expertise, just the Gee Box. Read the blips right and you could hit the center of the runway every time.'

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...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 350th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 October 2021 11:23:40 general ira snapsorter Changes to nickname and unit associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2021 17:51:07 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
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Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2021 17:50:04 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Corrected a typo in the "Summary biography" - "center" was misspelled.

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2020 11:03:34 Helen Changes to biography
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'Splasher Six'

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:12 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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