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IWM catalogue record

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

Nissen huts at Snetterton Heath, home of the 96th Bomb Group, winter 1944. Image via Eugene Blue, 96th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Winter 1944, Our washroom + enlisted mens club in background, Snetterton heath airbase. Eccles Road, England.'

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

  • Eugene Blue

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned Oct 1944

  • Richard Herren

    Military | Captain | Bombardier
    Richard was very bright, funny, witty. A huge sports fan, he loved the Arkansas Razorbacks. He loved to read newspapers and news magazines, for one reason because his family could not afford a newspaper when he was growing up. He was generous with his...

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
06 November 2014 15:48:35 Lucy May Changes to person associations and place associations
Sources

Adjusted connections based on caption information.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:29:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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