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B-17 Flying Fortresses, (LL-F, serial number 42-97467) of the 91st Bomb Group, (OJ-G, serial number 42-97212) of the 96th Bomb Group and (LD-D, serial number 42-39994 nicknamed SNORT STUFF) of the 100th Bomb Group in Sweden, 1944. SNORT STUFF flown to Sweden on March 6, 1944 mission to BERLIN. Written on slide casing: 'Sweden, 297467 LL:F, 18/7/44, 297212 OJ:G, 11/4/44, 239994, LD:D 6/3/44 (SNORT STUFF-LT SAMUEL BARRICK CREW)

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B-17 Flying Fortresses, (LL-F, serial number 42-97467) of the 91st Bomb Group, (OJ-G, serial number 42-97212) of the 96th Bomb Group and (LD-D, serial number 42-39994) of the 100th Bomb Group in Sweden, 1944. Written on slide casing: 'Sweden, 297467 LL:F, 18/7/44, 297212 OJ:G, 11/4/44, 239994, LD:D 3/3/44.'

Connections

Units

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 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. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-39994 SNORT STUFF

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 29/10/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-D] Thorpe Abbotts 16/12/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Sam Barrick, Co-pilot: Ira Munn, Navigator: Jim Guerrini, Bombardier: Jim Brady, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Walfred Johnson...

  • 42-97212

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/2/44; Gr Island 22/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-G] Snetterton 16/3/44; Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Sherman Gillespie, Co-pilot: Earl Ward, Navigator: Carl Goodhouse, Bombardier: Cecil Williams,...

  • 42-97467

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/11/43; Wendover 9/12/43; Assigned 748BS/457BG Glatton 2/2/44; transferred 401BS/91BG [LL-F] Bassingbourn 11/3/44; Missing in Action Peenemunde 18/7/44 with Don Bare, Co-pilot: John Johnson, Navigator: Dick Hess, Bombardier:...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 250

    6 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in...

Locations

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • 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...

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2014 02:13:55 mpfaley Changes to caption
Sources

Michael P. Faley-100th Bomb Group Historian, www.100thbg.com

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2014 02:12:58 mpfaley Changes to caption
Sources

Michael P. Faley-100th Bomb Group Historian www.100thbg.com

Date Contributor Update
03 October 2014 19:50:27 mpfaley Changes to caption, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Michael P. Faley-100th Bomb Group Historian. www.100thbg.com

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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