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"Flak Happy" (42-30367), 8th Air Force, 96th Bombardment Group, 337th Bombardment Squadron at Snetterton Heath Airfield, England.

Unknown 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

Aircraft

  • 42-30367 Flak Happy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gore 1/6/43; Smoky Hill 2/6/43; Gr Isle 4/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-Y] Snetterton 1/7/43; Missing in Action Bremen 8/10/43 with Edmund Bolstad, Co-pilot: Harry Sharpe, Navigator: Jim Montague, Bombardier:...

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 05:52:48 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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