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42-102603

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Hunter 8/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-B] Snetterton 1/5/44; damaged by enemy aircraft at Poltava 21/6/44; Sal; malfunction at Prestwick, Scot, with Harry Faber 12/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 10/11/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 23/12/45.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

  • 339th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Harvey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    assigned as new crew March 1944

Missions

  • 428

    21 June 1944
    Ruhland, Germany - The target, south of Berlin, bombed by 114 fortresses with an escort of 70 Mustangs went off as planned but not before the Germans destroyed 43 B-17's and damaged 26. Landed in Russia.

Places

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

  • Poltava

    Military site : airfield

Events

Not yet known

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2020 08:55:36 kstrykerAK Changes to unit associations
Sources

Snetterton Falcons II: The 96th Bomb Group in World War II by Robert E Doherty & Geoffrey Ward, Second Edition with Errata & Supplemental Information, Taylor Publishing, 1996. page 293

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2020 08:53:41 kstrykerAK Changes to unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Snetterton Falcons II: The 96th Bomb Group in World War II by Robert E Doherty & Geoffrey Ward, Second Edition with Errata & Supplemental Information, Taylor Publishing, 1996. page 293

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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