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Anniversary of 100th Bomb Group raid to be marked at film event

PUBLISHED: 16:58 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:58 18 September 2018

The 75th anniversary of the 100 Bomb Group bombing raid to Munster will be marked at film night. Picture: 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum

The 75th anniversary of the 100 Bomb Group bombing raid to Munster will be marked at film night. Picture: 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum

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The 75th anniversary of one of the most infamous Second World War bombing raids by Norfolk-based American aircrews is to be marked at a film night.

The mission to Munster on October 10, 1943, will be the subject of one of the films at the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum.

The 100th Bomb Group’s raid to bomb the centre of the German city marked the bloodiest three days in Eighth Air Force’s history to that point. Eighty-eight B-17s had been lost in three days, nearly 900 men.

Of the 18 100th Bomb Group aircraft that took off five aborted on the way to the target and other sustained heavy losses.

The film night at the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, Thorpe Abbotts, on October 10 will also feature several films exploring Second World War aviation.

Tickets priced £5 can be reserved by sending a cheque for the full amount (payable to the ‘100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum’) to: Mrs Margaret Hopgood, 12 Needham Road, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9JY.

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