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Sharing the Legacy of

The Bloody Hundredth ®

Welcome to the official website of the 100th Bomb Group Foundation, home to the most comprehensive archival accounts of the men, missions and machines of World War II’s 100th Bombardment Group.

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Masters of the Air

Streaming now on Apple TV+, the nine-episode mini-series Masters of the Air focuses on the real-life experiences of the 100th Bomb Group to tell the story of the Eighth Air Force during World War II. It brings into vivid focus the experiences of the Bloody Hundredth, from the hard stands at Thorpe Abbotts to flak-filled aerial battles and the harsh realities of POW life at Stalag Luft III. 100th BG historical staff provided archival research and technical consultation on a daily basis to help support the producers’ commitment to authenticity.

Courage in the Skies: Join Us to Build a New Museum Experience

With Masters of the Air generating intense interest in the 100th Bomb Group and its place in Eighth Air Force history, you can help the 100th Bomb Group Foundation expand its presence at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. As the museum undergoes major renovations, we have launched a separate, multi-million-dollar campaign to deliver an immersive experience for museum-goers. The project, known as Courage in the Skies, will offer visitors new insight into the wartime world of the Bloody Hundredth and new access to the Foundation’s unparalleled collection of 100th BG history. We welcome your help to complete our multi-phase plan. Please partner with us today to educate new generations about the legacy of the men, missions, and machines that helped liberate Nazi-occupied Europe.

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Join Us for the May 2023 Savannah Reunion

We are joining the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force for its 2023 “Flags for the Fallen” Memorial Day Weekend event. The Mighty Eighth Museum will be the permanent stateside home of our 100th Bomb Group collections and will serve as our base for programs during the reunion.

  1. Register for the programs and group meals you want to attend:

  1. Make your hotel reservations today. Identify your group name as “100th Bomb Group” and use BOM as your online group code. You have two hotel options with different amenity levels and pricing.

Embassy Suites
Savannah Airport 

Homewood Suites
by Hilton Savannah Airport    

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Fill out your EVENT registration form today!

Luck of the Draw, New Edition

Here is the epic true story of an American hero who flew during WWII, soon to be featured in the upcoming Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks Masters of the Air Series on Apple TV+. Frank Murphy recounts his experiences from the 100th Bomb Group’s earliest days in Boise, Idaho to the day he was shot out of his B-17  on October 10, 1943 and became a German prisoner of war for more than a year and half. Murphy’s personal memoir also chronicles valuable details of the early training and combat experiences of the first crews who served in the 100th. This softcover edition comes with a new Foreward by Elizabeth Murphy and granddaughter Chloe Melas, with updated photos, historical appendices by Paul M. Andrews, and other material.

New in the PX

Limited Edition PrintWith throttles fully open B-17G “Our Gal Sal” of the 351st Squadron thunders down the runway at Thorpe Abbotts

100th BG Shoes – in-stock and custom Square D designs available in olive drab or silver canvas to honor your favorite plane  

Newly Reprinted – 100th navigator Harry Crosby’s memoir of the 100th’s air combat operations from Thorpe Abbotts

DAMN LUCKY – Hardcover with signed bookplate

From Kevin Maurer―the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning coauthor of No Easy Day―comes the true story of a World War II bomber pilot who survived twenty-five missions. DAMN LUCKY is “an epic, thrillingly written, utterly immersive account of a very lucky, incredible survivor of the war in the skies to defeat Hitler.” (New York Times bestselling author Alex Kershaw).

This offering includes a hard-bound, 1st edition copy of DAMN LUCKY with a bookplate signed by John “Lucky” Luckadoo, WWII veteran of the 100th Bomb Group, The Bloody Hundredth, and author Kevin Maurer.

Support the 100th Bomb Group Foundation, whose historical work by their volunteer historians contributed to the success of this book, by ordering your copy today!

Custom-Label, Award-Winning Wines from the 100th Bomb Group Foundation Wine Shop

Available by the bottle (with NO case minimum).

Enjoy a selection of private-reserve wines from Vintage Wine  Estates.

Contact Melanie Diamond at
+1-707-921-2764 or email

A portion of the sales benefits the 100th Bomb Group Foundation.

Featured Video

Frank Murphy Interview

100th Bomb Group veteran Frank D. Murphy, a Navigator in the original cadre of the 418th Squadron. He authored Luck of the Draw as a memoir for for his family about his time in WWII. Frank was shot down, captured, and held as a prisoner of war for 18 months His story is featured in the upcoming Masters of the Air series, and the newly republished edition of his book, Luck of the Draw.

Mission Simulations from MicroProse

MicroProse continues development of its state-of-the-art virtual reality video game titled, “B-17 Flying Fortress 3: The Bloody Hundredth.” This popular franchise of games has a worldwide audience eager to “fly and fight” the painstakingly recreated WWII missions of the 100th Bomb Group. The software allows you to experience the extensively researched heroic events, situations, crew connections, and decisions faced by the 100th Bomb Group. The designers have recreated the layout and operations of Thorpe Abbotts as well as the mechanical and operational characteristics of specific B-17s flown by the group in extreme detail.

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