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Loren F Darling

Military

10 October 1943 Munster (Royal Flush).

Mentioned in "Eighth Air Force", By Donald L. Miller.
Also mentioned in "Flying Fortress" on page 199 by Edward Jablonski.

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...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31504 "ROSIE'S RIVETERS"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/11/43; Kearney 28/11/43; Romulus 5/12/43; Presque Is 8/12/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG (LN-Q) Thorpe Abbotts 16/12/43; transferred 418BS [LD-E]; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Alex Kinder, Co-pilot: Theo Schmuck, Navigator: Dale...

  • 42-6087 Royal Flush, Harper's Ferry, Aske's Angels

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 18/7/43; Cheyenne 19/7/43. ...

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
Born Waterloo, Iowa

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2020 19:26:23 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Corrected my typo in the "Summary biography" ("Fortress" was misspelled).

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2020 16:40:28 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Added connections to A/C #42-31504 and to the 100th BG per info on the 100th BG website about Pilot Robert Rosenthal and his crew members.
Source: https://100thbg.com/index.php?option=com_bombgrp&view=personnel&id=4475&...

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2020 16:33:57 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a comment in the "Summary biography" about Edward Jablonski's book.

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2020 14:46:21 general ira snapsorter Changes to highest rank, biography, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

"Eighth Air Force", By Donald L. Miller.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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