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Photos from: Minnesota B-17 Pilot Had Unique War History




Artwork Courtesy 100th Bomb Group Foundation

When Frank Valesh and his aircrew got to England the U.S. Army sent them to fly with a bomb group based at Thorpe-Abbotts. Known as the "Bloody Hundredth," the unit participated in a disastrous raid against German aircraft factories in Regensburg.



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