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B-17 Flying Fortresses, including (AW-H, serial number 43-37723) and (QJ-J, serial number 43-37683) of the 96th Bomb Group line up for take off at Snetterton Heath. Image via Mark Brown, AFA. Written on slide casing: 'QJ:J 337683, AW:H 337723 cab rank Snetterton.'



  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...


  • 43-37683

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/5/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Grenier 1/6/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-J] Snetterton 3/6/44; landing accident at RAF Wattisham with Roy Sandusky 2/2/45; taxi accident with Walter Brady 24/3/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168...

  • 43-37723

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/5/44; Fairfield 28/5/44; Kearney 7/6/44; Grenier 12/7/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-H] Snetterton 14/7/44; battle damaged Fulda 3/1/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 28/6/45.


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:20 AAM AAM ingest

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