Skip to main content

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A B-17 Flying Fortress (BX-W, serial number 43-38777) nicknamed "Peder's Parade" of the 96th Bomb Group. Image via Peder Larsen. Larsen has enclosed a letter with the image: 'The ship on the hardstand at Snetterton Heath.'

Connections

Units

  • 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. ...

People

  • Peder Larsen

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flew 30 missions without loss to any of his crew. Larsen practiced flying during ground school the hard way -- amid dense contrails, sudden snow stors, severe icing conditions and incredible fog, "another day of poor visibility, but had to fly. . .

Aircraft

  • 43-38777 Peder's Parade

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 20/9/44; Grenier 6/10/44; Assigned 482BG Alconbury 11/10/44; transferred 338BS/96BG [BX-W] Snetterton 12/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 1/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 3/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

Share