The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
B-17G 44-6888 (AW-R), 96th BG/337th BS, after crash landing after food drop in Holland, May 11 1945.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Hunter 9/12/44; Grenier 29/12/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-R] Snetterton 4/1/45; crash landed on base 11/5/45 after food mission to Holland; salvaged on site. RAGGED BUT RIGHT
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...
|18 September 2018 13:14:17||Dennis7423||Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations|
Joseph Denver Collection