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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Memphis 12/4/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 21/4/43 RUM BOOGIE 3rd; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 326BS/92BG [JW-F] Alconbury 23/7/43; when war weary transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 13/6/44; Returned to the USA Homestead 26/7/44; Tinker 6/8/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Stillwater 4/10/45. RUM BOOGIE III.



  • 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. ...

  • 337th Bomb Squadron


  • Harry Miller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group

  • Henry Stryker

    Military | Sergeant | Airplane & Engine Mechanic | 96th Bomb Group
    Henry "Hank" Stryker, born 26 Aug 1917 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was the son of immigrants from the Netherlands. He enlisted in Detroit, Michigan on 15 Jan 1942 and was an airplane and engine mechanic for B-17s. He attended AAF aeronautics school, the...


  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Snetterton

    Military site : non-airfield

  • 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
29 May 2020 06:23:59 kstrykerAK Changes to media associations

Deleted unrelated media from H. Stryker Collection (my error)

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2020 06:16:02 kstrykerAK Changes to nicknames, unit associations and place 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. page 325

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:25 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log