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After the rescue, back at Snetterton

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Units

People

  • Norville Gorse

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot
    B-17 #4229752 ditched into North Sea 13 May 1943. Gorse and pilot Rogers made a valiant effort to control the plane. Returned to base. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-29752

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/43; Walker 26/2/43; Salinas 10/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 17/4/43; on assembly crashed in The Wash en route St Omer when controls were damaged and stabilizer shot off accidentally by own waist...

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
10 December 2015 02:08:15 jgorse Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Personal Photos from Nephew John G Gorse

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