The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
Assigned Dec 1944. KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in half.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Tulsa 12/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 452BG Deopham Green 2/6/44; transferred 337BS/96BG [AW-J] Snetterton 3/6/44; damaged in slight mid-air collision with a P-47 over Halstead, Essex on a training mission, but returned to...
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||3 April 1925|
|Died||North Lopham, Diss, Norfolk IP22, UK||29 January 1945|
|Buried||Gilmer, TX, USA|
Gilmer City Cemetery
|03 April 2015 15:46:16||usxpat||Changes to biography, events, place associations and aircraft associations|
Find A Grave Memorial# 63911898
|27 September 2014 18:06:14||AAM||AAM ingest|
Combat Sup; Snetterton Falcons, pg 218, 224-226 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia