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George H Gough, pilot, (kneeling, second to left) with his crew and crew chief, in front of B-17 42-39830 'Berlin Playboy'. The crew were part of the 350th Bomb Squadron of the 100th Bomb Group, at Thorpe Abbotts.



  • 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...

  • 350th Bomb Squadron


  • George Gough

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    George Gough served as a pilot with the 350th Bomb Squadron of the 100th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Thorpe Abbotts, England.


  • 42-39830 Berlin Playboy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 14/9/43; Gr Island 3/10/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 8/10/43; Missing in Action Munich 18/3/44 with Paul Martin, Co-pilot: Tom Cryan, Navigator: Tom Hughes, Bombardier: Albt Racz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...


  • 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
27 March 2018 11:24:59 Lucy May Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Shared with the American Air Museum for upload by George H Gough's great nephew, Joel Harris.