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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/43; Smoky Hill 5/5/43; Dow Fd 9/6/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Z] Thorpe Abbotts 10/6/43; detailed mission to Trondheim 24/7/43 with Curtis Biddick, rest unknown; crash landed at RAF Fraserburgh, Scotland, on return; Salvaged 5/8/44."MUGGS."



  • Curtis Biddick

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-5860 'Escape Kit', Killed in Action (KIA). Earlier on 24 July 1943 flew B-17 #42-30184 'Muggs' flew first 8th AF attack on Norwegian target. Crash landed on return at Aberdeenshire. All crew returned.

  • Riley Bissonette

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Crash landed while on a cross-country training flight in B17#42-37844. RTD


  • 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...


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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log