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Herbert A Alf


Shot down 28 April 1944 in B-17 #42-107024. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 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...

  • 350th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107024

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 31/1/44; Gr Island 25/2/44; Presque Is 2/3/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-B] Thorpe Abbotts 6/3/44; Missing in Action Sottevast 28/4/44 with Col Bob Kelly [Gp CO], Co-pilot: Capt Bill Lakin, Navigator: Capt Joe Payne, Flight engineer/top...


Event Location Date
Born Sacramento, California, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) France 28 April 1944

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11


Date Contributor Update
24 January 2020 17:50:52 jmoore43 Changes to service number, biography and events

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity. Added S/N and POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:49 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4234 / MACR 4234; 100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database