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B-17 Flying Fortresses including (serial number 42-37716) of the 96th Bomb Group on the 338th Bomb Squadron's dispersal area at Snetterton Heath in August 1944.

Image via Mark Brown, AFA.

Written on slide casing: 'BX dispersals Snetterton.'

IWM catalogue record

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

B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 96th Bomb Group at Snetterton Heath. Image via Mark Brown, AFA. Written on slide casing: 'BX dispersals Snetterton.'

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

  • 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...

Aircraft

  • 42-37716

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 10/8/43; Scott 9/10/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-P] Snetterton 14/10/43; transferred 95BG Horham 15/10/43; retUS 121 BU Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 10/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

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 November 2019 14:49:16 Emily Changes to caption and aircraft associations
Sources

Aircraft identified by Roger Freeman in Mighty Eighth in Colour, p 127

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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