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Memorabilia of Flt Lt Richard A. Carey, at the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum.

Connections

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...

  • 350th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard Carey

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Shot down 25 July 1943 in B-17 #425862 'Duration Plus. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III, Sagan; Stalag VIIA, Moosburg. Prisoner of War (POW) 1944-45. POW

Aircraft

  • 42-37807 Alice From Dallas II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 7/9/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-O] Thorpe Abbotts 28/9/43; Missing in Action Berlin 19/5/44 with Julian Rogers, Co-pilot: Bob Lawler plus rest unknown; enemy aircraft KO’d three engines, ditched North Sea when tail broke off, and...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2018 12:35:51 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

My photo, taken 7 October 2018.

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