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Henry "Hank" Stryker, 8th Air Force, 96th Bombardment Group, 337th Bombardment Squadron

Unknown location, date, or photographer.

In possession of Kimberly Stryker

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 337th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Henry Stryker

    Military | Sergeant | Airplane & Engine Mechanic
    Henry "Hank" Stryker, born 26 Aug 1917 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was the son of immigrants from the Netherlands. He enlisted in Detroit, Michigan on 15 Jan 1942 and was an airplane and engine mechanic for B-17s. He attended AAF aeronautics school, the...

Locations

  • Snetterton

    Military site : non-airfield

  • 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
29 May 2020 05:52:41 kstrykerAK Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Enlisted Record & Report of Separation Honorable Discharge; Snetterton Falcons II: the 96th Bomb Group in World War II by Robert E Doherty & Geoffrey D Ward, Second Edition with Errata and Supplemental Information, Taylor Publishing Company 1996; Stryker family scrapbook; www.rumboogiecrew.com (operated by Vicki Ekmark - ekmarv62@hotmail.com)

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