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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-T] Snetterton 30/4/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Sigmund Swansberg 21/6/44; Salvaged.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

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

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

  • 338th Bomb Squadron


  • Benjamin Breen

    Military | Sergeant | 96th Bomb Group
    April 1944 newly assigned

  • Joseph Korab

    Military | Sergeant | 96th Bomb Group
    April 1944 newly assigned

  • Roland Short

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    April 1944 newly assigned

  • Sigvard Swanberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    April 1944 newly assigned


  • 428

    21 June 1944
    Ruhland, Germany - The target, south of Berlin, bombed by 114 fortresses with an escort of 70 Mustangs went off as planned but not before the Germans destroyed 43 B-17's and damaged 26. Landed in Russia.


  • 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...

  • Poltava

    Military site : airfield


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Date Contributor Update
29 May 2020 08:39:34 kstrykerAK Changes to manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations, person associations and mission associations

Snetterton Falcons II: The 96th Bomb Group in World War II by Robert E Doherty & Geoffrey Ward, Second Edition with Errata & Supplemental Information, Taylor Publishing, 1996. pages 160, 161, 293,

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:10 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log