Tag: 100th bomb group
  • Tails from the hardstand: 100th Bomb Group veteran shares ‘Bloody Hundredth’ memories

    “It was right after Pearl Harbor happened that my best friend and I decided to join up with the U.S. Army Air Corps,” recalled retired Master Sgt. Dewey Christopher, a former 351st Bomb Squadron crew chief, 100th Bombardment Group and World War II veteran. “We went to Oklahoma City to sign up and by Dec. 17, 1941, I was in the service.” Christopher recently visited RAF Mildenhall as guest of honor at a ceremony renaming the Professional Development Center after him, and shared some of the stories from when he was stationed in England during World War II.
  • Commentary – Drawing courage from the legacy of the Bloody Hundredth

    We pride ourselves on being the most lethal Air Force in the world, but that means our job is inherently dangerous. Just like the Airmen who flew, fought and won before us, we have to accept the nature of our business, and do whatever it takes to establish air dominance and ensure international peace.
  • 100th Bomb Group veterans visit RAF Mildenhall, former World War II bases

    Veterans of the 100th Bombardment Group (Heavy), Master Sgt. (retired) Dewey Christopher, center, and Staff Sgt (retired) Joe Urice, right, prepare to lay a wreath May 10, 2017, at Parham Airfield Museum, Framlingham, Suffolk. The 100th Bomb Group veterans visited England with family members and others from the 100th BG Foundation as part of the