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44-8379

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 29/8/44; Hunter 25/9/44; Grenier 3/10/44; Assigned as PFF 351BS/100BG [EP-J] Thorpe Abbotts 12/10/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Capt John Ernst {Wounded in Action}, Art Jacobson, Lou Chappell, Stewart Gillison {Ex nav}, Dugger West, Chas Webber, Lt Bob Stropp {radar nav}, Warren Winters, George Windisch, Maj Bob Rosenthal {mission pilot] (10 Prisoner of War); Gene Lockhart (Killed in Action); flak, crash landed Russia. Missing Air Crew Report 12046.

Service

Units

  • 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

People

  • Louis Chappell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Berlin on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #44-8379, Killed in Action (KIA) per MACR 12046.

  • John Ernst

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group

  • Stewart Gillison

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    Crashed near Berlin on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #44-8379, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Arthur Jacobson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Berlin on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #44-8379, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Eugene Lockhart

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 100th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Berlin in B-17 #44-8379.

  • Robert Rosenthal

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot, Commanding Officer
    Get full bio and photos here ...

  • Robert Stropp

    Military | Colonel | Navigator, Radar, Radar Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Berlin on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #44-8379, Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Charles Webber

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 100th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Berlin on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #44-8379, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Dugger West

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Berlin on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #44-8379, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • George Windisch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Berlin on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #44-8379, Prisoner of War (POW).

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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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 3 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12046 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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