The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
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A B-17 Flying Fortress (MZ-D, serial number 42-102978) of the 413th Bomb Squadron, 96th Bomb Group that has crash landed at Snetterton Heath. Official caption on image: "ISAD 10 July 1944. 1805. (WPU, Crash Landing, B-17G, 42-102978, Snetterton Heath) RZ."
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 25/4/44; Kearney 4/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-D] Snetterton 21/6/44; Salvaged 7/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...
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...
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection