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Amos H Behl


KIS in B-17F #42-5793 crashed at Brome, Suffolk, en route to leading the 100th Bomb Group. He was the PFF plane, sent to lead the group.

Losses of the 8th and 97th AFs Vol. 1 p. 75 tells also 11 February 1943, successfully belly-landed B-17 41-9044 when engine trouble. Mission was freight and passengers to Gibraltar. All crew and passengers were safe.

Air Medal w 1/Oak Leaf Cluster


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...

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

  • 813th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-5793 Stinky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/1/43; Salina 11/2/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-M] Bassingbourn 4/3/43; 325BS/92BG [NV-Y/M] Alconbury 20/4/43, the first B-17 sent to RAF Defford for installation of HSC equipment; ...

Associated Place

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...


Event Location Date
Born Yakima City, Washington
Died 10 November 1943

Plot F Row 2 Grave 45


Date Contributor Update
13 January 2017 16:04:04 Lucy May Changes to biography, events and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:39 AAM AAM ingest

Combat Sup, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia