The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42-29939 'Duchess'. Plane crashed into Baltic. Killed in Action (KIA).
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Presque Is 29/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-X] Snetterton 15/5/43 THE DUCHESS; Missing in Action Stettin 11/4/44 with Pilot:2Lt Bill Young, Co-pilot: 2 Lt Tom Hilton, Navigator:2Lt ...
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...
|Born||Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA|
|Killed in Action (KIA)||North Sea||11 April 1944|
|Died||11 April 1944|
|11 May 2020 00:38:00||jmoore43||Changes to biography|
Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
|27 September 2014 18:15:33||AAM||AAM ingest|
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3810 / MACR 3810; Snetterton Falcons, pg 131 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database