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42-30356

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Smoky Hill 2/6/43; Gr Isle 5/6/43; Dow Fd 20/6/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-B] 3/7/43; detailed Oschersleben 28/7/43 with Carrol Bender, Co-pilot: Lewis Feldstein, rest unknown, after jettisoning bombs in The Wash crash landed with only one engine running at RAF Lt Snoring, Nfk, (10 Returned to Duty), Salvaged. TARFU II.

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. ...

  • 337th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Carrol Bender

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    July 25, 1943 crash landed in B-17 #42-30356 at RAF base at Norfolk on one engine. Salvaged non battle damage. Crashed at Little Snoring Airfield Norfolk

  • Jay Bosh

    Military | 96th Bomb Group

  • Frank Cardamon

    Military | 96th Bomb Group

  • Lewis Feldstein

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    July 25, 1943, B-17 #42-30356 crash landed with only 1 engine at RAF Little Snoring. All crew returned.

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 74

    17 July 1943
    The railroad industry at Hannover, Germany and the aircraft industry at Hamburg, Germany were the intended targets for this mission but weather caused the mission to be cancelled. The element sent to Hannover was a combined force of 207 B-17s from:...

  • VIII Bomber Command 77

    26 July 1943
    The German rubber industry at Hannover, Germany and the U-Boat shipyards at Hamburg, Germany are the primary focus of this mission. In addition, a German ship convoy and targets of opportunity at Wilhelmshaven and Wesermunde are bombed. The first...

  • VIII Bomber Command 78

    28 July 1943
    The German aircraft industry at Kassel (Fieseler works) and Oscherleben, Germany are the primary targets of this mission. 182 B-17s from: 91BG (20); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (24); 351BG (21); 379BG (19); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are...

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

Not yet known

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2020 23:58:33 kstrykerAK Changes to unit associations and mission associations
Sources

Snetterton Falcons II: The 96th Bomb Group in World War II by Robert E Doherty & Geoffrey D Ward. Second Edition with Errata & Supplemental Information. Taylor Publishing Company. 1996. pages 36, 37

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2020 23:19:14 kstrykerAK Changes to nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Snetterton Falcons II: The 96th Bomb Group in World War II by Robert E Doherty & Geoffrey D Ward. Second Edition with Errata and Supplemental Information. Taylor Publishing. 1996. pages 34, 35, 294, 303.

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2020 01:35:39 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C “Description”.

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2018 23:21:27 miuwcm3 Changes to description and mission associations
Sources

8th USAAF had no bomb missions in July 27, 1943 due to weather.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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