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Lady Moe Ball Park at Snetterton Heath, named for the donkey mascot "Lady Moe" of the 96th Bomb Group. Associated caption: 'Lady Moe was Queen of the Heath, and she was free to roam wherever she pleased. She was so popular on the base that both the ball park and movie theatre were neamed for her. Furthermore, like many other pets on the base, she was a seasoned aviator and had actually been on a bombing mision. So she related well to the flying crews and could be seen at the control tower "sweating on" the bombers returning from a mission. Cigarettes were a favourite of Lady More, she ingested them as chewing tobacco.'

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

  • Lady Moe Donkey

    Military | Mascot
    Lady Moe, a Tunisian donkey, was the mascot of the 96th Bombardment Group. ...

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 15:29:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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