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42-106986

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 18/1/44; MacDill 23/1/44; Grenier 5/2/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-B] Thorpe Abbotts 28/2/44; Missing in Action Weisbaden 10/11/44 with John Lundquist, Willis Dickerman, Don Meston, Irving Wells, John Williamson, Jack Moore, Jim Raynor, Ivan Hunter (8 Prisoner of War); Jim Goss (Killed in Action); flak, crashed Weisbaden, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10356. SACK ARTIST (npo).

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...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Willis Dickerman

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 10 November 1944 in AC #42102986. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Magee Fuller

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Command Pilot / Pilot
    Major Fuller was Command Pilot on this 20 July 1944 mission to Merseburg, Germany, on board B-17 #42-97564. Shot down by flak and force-landed near Chaam, Holland. Captured and made Prisoner of War (POW). Was the last of the original Bloody 100th to be...

  • James Goss

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Wiesbaden on 11/10/44 in B-17 #42102986

  • Ivan Hunter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down on 33rd mission, 10 November 1944 in A/C #42-102986, near Wiesbaden. Prisoner of War (POW). DFC/ PH/ Air Medal/ ETO Medal/ EAME Medal

  • John Lundquist

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Wiesbaden on 11/10/44 in B-17 #42102986

  • Donald Meston

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Wiesbaden on 11/10/44 in B-17 #42102986

  • Jack Moore

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Wiesbaden on 11/10/44 in B-17 #42102986

  • James Raynor

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 10 November 1944 in AC #42102986. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Irving Wells

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Wiesbaden on 11/10/44 in B-17 #42102986

  • John Williamson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Wiesbaden on 11/10/44 in B-17 #42102986

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 10 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10356 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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