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Winifred T Lewis

Military

Flew on 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER (ROYAL FLUSH)

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

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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2020 17:03:07 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connections to A/C #42-31504 a 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
06 August 2020 19:19:09 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added a connection to the 100th BG per info on Robert Rosenthal's crew on 100th BG website.
Source: https://100thbg.com/index.php?option=com_bombgrp&view=personnel&id=4475&...

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2020 19:07:24 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added comment in the "Summary biography" about him being mentioned in the book "Flying Fortress" by Edward Jablonski.

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2020 14:39:47 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://100thbg.com/index.php?option=com_bombgrp&view=personnel&id=3107&...
"Eighth Air Force", By Donald L. Miller.

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