Maj Sumner Reeder, CO of 349th Bomb Squadron with Staff.
L-R Standing: S/Sgt J.Stiff, 1st/Sgt A.Johnson, Maj. S.Reeder, Capt.T.Wedin, Pvt S. Gottlieb,S/Sgt B.Byrd,
L-R Kneeling: T/Sgt E.Smith, Cpl E. Trainor, S/Sgt C. Fiala, Cpl E. Covey, Cpl R. Barney
"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 | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
GROUNDED AFTER ONE MISSION, AIR SICKNESS. RFS
Military | Major | Pilot
Major Reeder was the pilot of U.S. Army Air Corps C-54A Skymaster #42-72264 that crashed off shore of West Florida on 19 March 1945. Killed in service.
Military | Captain | Pilot