Military | 96th Bomb Group
The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
11 July 1944
More than 1000 planes bombed Munich. Flak cut our control cables to elevators and rudder. Flew back by wing trim tabs. Shippy spliced cables before landing. Nine hour ride. Flak hit Sgt Rollinger's oxygen mask and injured his nose and eyes.
12 July 1944
Picked up a few flak holes. Overcast weather all the way. Another long ride. This makes 17 completed Missions.
14 July 1944
18 July 1944
Flew an easy one over Denmark to Germany. Only had one hours sleep between yesterday and today.
19 July 1944
Schweinfurt, Germany ball bearing plant was the target. Hit by flak and fell behind formation at 8:45 am above Aachen, Germany and crashed at Haren, Belgium at 10:06 am in the air district.
28 July 1944
29 July 1944
31 July 1944
Flak knocked out #2 engine, the interphone system, the VHF plus other damages. We got back to the base before the formation.
1 August 1944
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...
|18 January 2018 03:13:05||kcrichton23||Changes to person associations, place associations and mission associations|
original list of missions held by Clark's wife, Lucia (Arras) Benington
|18 January 2018 02:25:59||kcrichton23||Changes to surname, middlename and role|
|27 September 2014 18:06:21||AAM||AAM ingest|
Combat Chronology / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia