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44-8148

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 22/6/44; Langley 27/7/44; Grenier 11/8/44; Assigned PFF as 369BS/306BG [WW-K] Thurleigh 13/8/44; transferred 95BG Horham 14/8/44; 3m, transferred 100BG Thorpe Abbotts 30/10/44; battle damaged Hamm 26/11/44 with ?; force landed St Trond Afd, Bel; Salvaged 5/1/45. (npo) SEAMANS’ DEMONS.

Service

Units

  • 3rd Air Division

    3rd Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 3rd Bomb Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

  • 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

People

  • William Brice

    Military | Major | Bombardier
    My father flew 29 missions with the James S. Seamans' Crew. The nickname for the crew was Seamans' Demons. He was lead bombadier on several if not most missions. He was a good man whom I loved very much. He told me stories of his missions and escapades...

  • E Frye

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
    26 NOV 44 HAMM (REPORTED DECEASED - DATE UNK). CPT

  • Homer Goodman

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Herbert Grand

    Military | Radio Operator Gunner

  • Clyde Lollis

    Military | Pilot

  • G Rhoades

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    26 NOV 44 HAMM - LEAD NAVIGATOR (SEE J. S. SEAMAN MEMO). CPT

  • Anthony Schimmel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • James Seamans

    Military | Pilot

  • J Sheehan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    19 JULY 44 SCHWEINFURT, (FLAK) TAPS: 14 APR 1961. WIA

  • Edward Tatro

    Military | Tail Gunner

Places

  • 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...

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2016 07:26:39 Jameswbrice Changes to nicknames
Sources

James W Brice

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2016 03:37:04 Jameswbrice Changes to media associations
Sources

James W Brice

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2016 03:34:16 Jameswbrice Changes to unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

James W Brice

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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