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Crew #12 (Lt. Adair's), 349th Bomb Sqdn, 100th Bomb Group (Heavy) at Thorpe Abbotts, Air Station 139, near Diss, England, 1945. L-R, as viewed, kneeling: 2-Lt Benjamin J. Goddard (NAVIGATOR), S/Sgt James H. Horny (ENGINEER/GUNNER), 2-Lt Milton J. Brucker (BOMBARDIER); L-R standing: S/Sgt David M. Dalgarn (TAILGUNNER), T/Sgt Conley E. Culpepper (ENGINEER/GUNNER), S/Sgt James E. Hendrix (BALL-TURRET GUNNER), 1-Lt James C. Adair (PILOT), 2-Lt Elmer P. Wesala (CO-PILOT) and T/Sgt DeWitt P. Meley (RADIO/GUNNER).



  • 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...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron


  • James Adair

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Milton Brucker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    35 missions - all good AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Conley Culpepper

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
    35 Combat Missions (Oct 12, 44 - Feb 25, 45). Most memorable: Merseburg (Nov 2, 44), Ludwigshafen (Nov 5, 44 - 'Chaff Ship' rec'd for DFC), Berlin (Dec 5, 44), Frankfurt (Dec 29, 44) AM 4Oak Leaf Cluster, EAME 3 Battle Stars, GC

  • D Dalgarn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    25 FEB 45 MUNICH. CPT

  • B Goddard

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    25 FEB 45 MUNICH. CPT

  • J Hendrix

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    25 FEB 45 MUNICH. CPT

  • J Horny

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
    25 FEB 45 MUNICH. CPT

  • DeWitt Meley

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator Gunner
    25 FEB 45 MUNICH, MY. CPT

  • E Wesala

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    25 FEB 45 MUNICH. CPT


Date Contributor Update
21 April 2018 12:09:04 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations and person associations

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Date Contributor Update
20 April 2018 19:27:41 Chip Culpepper Created entry with collection and caption

SOURCE: C.C. (Chip) Culpepper, son of Conley E. Culpepper