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2nd Lt. Henry M. Snyder - Bombardier- B-24H-10-FO (42-52132) "Boomerang" Oct 1943-Feb 1944 and B-24H-10-DT (41-28711) "Little Sheppard" Feb-Jun 1944.



  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron


  • Henry Snyder

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    2nd Lt. Henry “Hank” N. Snyder was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on 07 May 1919. He entered enlisted service on 02 Oct 1941. He served for two years in the Signal Corp at Fort Mammouth, New Jersey and Luke Air Field, Arizona Telegraph Office. He was...


  • 41-28711 "Little Sheppard"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712th Bomb Squadron, 448th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. ...

  • 42-52132 "Boomerang"

    B-24 Liberator
    Liberator B-24H-10-FO (42-52132) was assigned to Crew 11 of the 712th Bomb Squadron, 448th Bomb Group in October 1943. It was named "Boomerang" by the crew when they arrived at Forbes Field, Kansas to take ownership after their training was completed....


  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...


Date Contributor Update
23 February 2021 05:03:04 dmccullo Changes to caption

Updated rank of Henry Snyder.

Date Contributor Update
26 August 2020 17:50:26 dmccullo Changes to caption and aircraft associations

Updated photo caption.

Date Contributor Update
11 July 2020 22:29:26 dmccullo Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Enhanced individual photo of 2nd Lt Henry Snyder added by Dan McCullough nephew of fellow crew member Benjamin Means 07-11-2020.