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B-17G-35-DL 42-107233 "Humpty Dumpty" (coded EP-N, later EP-W) of the 351st BS/100th BG is seen here at Thorpe Abbotts prior to her loss over Misburg on 31 Dec 1944.



  • 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...

  • 351st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107233

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 24/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-N/W] Thorpe Abbotts 3/5/44; Missing in Action Misburg 31/12/44 with Wallace Wilson, Co-pilot: Clarry Van Cleave, Navigator: Ken Kane, Bombardier: Herman Eckmeyer,...


  • 772

    31 December 1944


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
26 October 2017 14:03:59 lritger Changes to collection

Via Mark Brown, AFA

Date Contributor Update
23 October 2017 19:42:01 lritger Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

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