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Kenneth V Bope

Military

Assigned to 96BG, 8AF USAAF. Having completed 28 missions as a lead pilot of a B-17. Transferred to 3rd Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

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

  • 3rd Scouting Force

    3rd Scouting Force

    Group
    The 3rd Scouting Force was unique in that it operated P-51s and B-17s simultaneously, flying weather reconnaissance and escort missions for the 8th Air Force's Bomb Groups. ...

  • 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

Associated Place

  • 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...

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Poweshiek County, IA, USA 1921
Lived in Zanesville, OH 43701, USA 1942
Enlisted Wheeling, WV 26003, USA 21 May 1942
Based Snetterton Heath May 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 96BG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Wormingford, Colchester CO6, UK 1945

Transferred to 3rd Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2017 16:46:40 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entries to include details from:
- Combat Chronology; Snetterton Falcons, pg 149 ;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2016 14:08:58 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84222053_kenneth_v%20bope/details/
http://www.station131.co.uk/55th/3rd%20SF%20Pilots.htm
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/7227055/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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