A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 100th Bomb Group ran off the end of the runway due to battle damage and no breaks. Flown by Capt. Sam R. Turner. 42-30057 EP-D. "RAUNCHY" date, August 12, 1943 mission to Bonn. Written on slide casing: 'Raunchy crash TA.'
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A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 100th Bomb Group that has crash landed. Written on slide casing: 'Raunchy crash TA.'
"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...
Military | Captain | Pilot
Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30057 'Raunchy. ' Plane ditched in Lake Constance, Switzerland. Interned.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 15/5/43; Wendover 21/5/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-D] Thorpe Abbbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6 September 1943 with Pilot Captain Sam R. TurnerWounded in...
12 August 1943
This mission is separated into two elements. The first element is a combined force of 183 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division: 91BG (22); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20); 351BG (21); 379BG (21); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are dispatched to bomb...