FRE 3958

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A B-17 Flying Fortress (QJ-Q, serial number 42-31023) nicknamed "Skyball" of the 339th Bomb Squadron, 96th Bomb Group that has crash-landed at Honington. Official caption on image: "2138. 1-29-44. Hon. B-17F. 42-31028. M. F.S.A.D." 12 1944-01-27 Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31023). Organization: 339BS / 96BG of Snetterton Heath, Norfolk. ......Pilot: Lemanski, Richard F......... Notes: crash landing. Location: Troston, Suffolk England. Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4 source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

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Units

The insignia of the 96th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-800904
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron

Locations

Aerial photography of Honington airfield looking south, the technical site with four C-type hangars and bomb dump are at the top, 21 June 1946. Photograph taken by No. 540 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/1589. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: RAF Honington

Mission

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Removed connection to B-17 42-31028. This connection was made automatically when the records were created because the full serial number appears in the object's caption.

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
Sources

12 1944-01-27 Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31023).
Organization: 339BS / 96BG of Snetterton Heath, Norfolk.
......Pilot: Lemanski, Richard F.........
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Troston, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
Sources

Valerie Lemanski Holley Collection

Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:42:21
ContributorAAM
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection