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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 28/3/44; Hunter 13/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-E] Snetterton 1/5/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Ken Leininger 21/6/44; Salvaged 1/7/44. CABIN IN THE SKY.




  • 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 20:46:50 kstrykerAK Changes to nicknames, markings, unit associations and mission associations

Snetterton Falcons II: The 96th Bomb Group in World War II by Robert E Doherty & Geoffrey D Ward. Second Edition with Errata and Supplemental Information. Taylor Publishing. 1996. pages 161, 285, 293

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log