The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
Ditched in Channel on a mission to Brunswick, GR on23 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-38046. Returned to base.
July 3, 1944 returning from North Africa from a shuttle mission flown 21 June 1944 in B17#42-97698 when accident occurred with a landing gear collapse. 11 RTD
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 22/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Dow Fd 20/4/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-K] Snetterton 22/4/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Lee Seeman 21/6/44; Salvaged 1/7/44.