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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered MacDill 31/3/44; Bismark 5/4/44; MacDill 10/4/44; 4050 BU Daniel 6/11/44; 325 BU Avon Park 22/11/44; 554 BU Memphis 5/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 12/12/45.

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. ...

Places

  • Snetterton

    Military site : non-airfield

  • 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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2020 19:23:40 kstrykerAK Changes to manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations and place 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 18:40:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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