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The Real Fallen Heroes from Masters of the Air Episode 7



Everyone of the airmen who died while serving in the 100th Bombardment Group has a story. Thanks to the volunteers working with the nonprofit initiative Stories Behind the Stars (see video here), those stories will be readily accessible to anyone for generations to come.


We last shared the stories of the fallen from Masters of the Air, episode 4 and 5. You can find those here. There were no missions with loses featured in episode 6.


The Stories Behind the Stars associated Facebook group "100th Bomb Group Losses" is keeping track of each of the planes lost in these missions and their crewmen. Follow these links to get to the stories of all the fallen airmen from Masters of the Air, episode 7.


Episode 7:

42-31731 - March 6, 1944, Berlin, Germany, 9 KIA

42-38059 - March 6, 1944, Berlin, Germany, 4 KIA

Big Ass Bird II - March 6, 1944, Berlin, Germany, 3 KIA

Goin Jessies - March 6, 1944, Berlin, Germany, 7 KIA

Half and Half - March 6, 1944, Berlin, Germany, 1 KIA

Kinda Ruff - March 6, 1944, Berlin, Germany, 8 KIA

Lucky Lee - March 6, 1944, Berlin, Germany, 3 KIA

Ronnie R - March 6, 1944, Berlin, Germany, 1 KIA

Rubber Check - March 6, 1944, Berlin, Germany, 2 KIA

Sly Fox - March 6, 1944, Berlin, Germany, 10 KIA

Spirit o' 44 - March 6, 1944, Berlin, Germany, 4 KIA

Terry and the Pirates - March 6, 1944, Berlin, Germany, 7 KIA

The Pride of the Century - March 6, 1944, Berlin, Germany, 1 KIA


Volunteers with Stories Behind the Stars will be writing the stories of the remaining airmen lost on all the 100th Bomb Group mission. You can read more about this project here.


Hundreds of volunteers have written the 44,000 stories, completed so far, that include all of the Pearl Harbor fallen, all of the D-Day fallen, and all of the WWII fallen buried at Arlington National Cemetery. It only takes 2-3 hours to write a story of the fallen. We provide free training and access to Ancestry.com, Newspapers.com, and Fold3.com.


Perhaps the greatest attraction to volunteers is that all of the stories can be read for free at any gravesite or memorial via smartphone app. Click here to find out more about volunteering.


For those unable to volunteer their time, the project to remember all of the US WWII fallen can be supported by tax deductible donations.








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