‘A gunner’s tale’: 100th Bomb Group veteran shares memories of war
Former Staff Sgt. Lewis Herron, top left, 350th Bomb Squadron tail gunner, poses with the rest of his crew from the “Heaven Sent” B-17 Flying Fortress, standing from left to right, Tech. Sgt. Glenn Smiley, 2nd Lt. Gerald Klecker and Tech. Sgt. William Jarrell; kneeling left to right, Tech. Sgt. Michael Garemko, 1st Lt. Tom Anderson, Staff Sgt. Angelo Cioffi and 1st Lt. Fred Schmidt, during their time stationed at Thorpe Abbots, England, during World War II. The 100th BG became nicknamed “The Bloody Hundredth” after suffering significant losses. (Courtesy photo provided by the 100th Bomb Group Foundation/Released)

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