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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 20/5/44; Kearney 1/6/44; Grenier 18/6/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-E] Snetterton 19/6/44 HELL'S CHARIOT; landing accident at base with Neal Keys 23/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; with Bill Evans to Scott Fd, IlL 10/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 21/12/45. OH! HARD LUCK.



  • George Bachman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | B17 Engineer | 96th Bomb Group
    Parents: George and Pauline (Matthias) Bachman they were married in March 1911 ...

  • Allen McMurran

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner B-17 | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Aug-44 with Crew No. 4247 to 339th Bomb Squadron / 96th Bomb Group as ball turret gunner on B-17. Completed 35 missions and returned to the states in Jan-45. Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.


  • 647

    25 September 1944

  • 678

    15 October 1944

  • 685

    22 October 1944

  • 700

    4 November 1944


  • 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...


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Date Contributor Update
05 December 2019 05:38:39 JohnnyMac Changes to media associations

From my father's mission lists and google search for this aircraft.

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2019 05:23:29 JohnnyMac Changes to mission associations

Based off of my father's mission list

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2019 05:04:57 JohnnyMac Changes to nicknames

Dave Osborn's Fort Log - and my father flew many missions on it.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:24 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log