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Short snorter, rear showing AC serial number 42-31895, from transfer flight of AC to ETO 14 Feb. 1944



  • 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...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron


  • Mark Gummersall

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    On 12 May 1944, Gummersall was the Command Pilot for the mission to Brux.

  • Reginald Holliday

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, thereafter Flight Control Officer
    Reg Holliday served as a co-pilot with the 418th Bomb Squadron, 100th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Thorpe Abbotts, England, Dec. 1943-May 1944. Upon completion of his combat service he was trained for Flight Control Officer duty and was assigned...


  • 42-31895 Miss-Chief

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; Presque Is 3/2/44; Grenier 11/2/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 16/2/44; Missing in Action Misburg/Hamburg 31/12/44 with Paul Carroll, Co-pilot: Harry Winger, Navigator: George Klare,...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
18 July 2017 19:06:18 Randyhol Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Randy Holliday, son of Lt. Reginald C. Holliday, co-pilot on 42-31895 aka "Miss-Chief" missions March 1944