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Neil B Harding

Military

Commanded 100th Bomb Group from July 1943 to 19 April 1944.
Colonel Neil "Chick" Harding the 100th's first combat Commanding Officer. Colonel Harding led the 100th during the "awful period" - 1943 and early 1944. He is held in the highest esteem by all who served with him.

Mentioned in "Eighth Air Force", By Donald L. Miller and in "A Wing And A Prayer" by Harry H. Crosby" .

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Commanding Officer 100th BG Thorpe Abbotts, UK 2 July 1943 – 6 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 August 2020 18:39:57 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added an event for Neil Haring's period of command of the 100th BG.

Date Contributor Update
22 August 2020 18:14:05 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a note to the "Summary biography" about Col. Harding being mentioned in the book "A Wing And A Prayer".

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2020 13:19:22 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, biography and place associations
Sources

"Eighth Air Force", By Donald L. Miller.
https://100thbg.com/index.php?option=com_bombgrp&view=personnel&id=2172&...

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2020 17:11:20 general ira snapsorter Changes to nickname and biography
Sources

"Eighth Air Force", by Donald L. Miller

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2018 17:06:29 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography and unit associations
Sources

AIR FORCE COMBAT UNITS OF WORLD WAR II

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