Edmond C Forkner


Object Number - UPL 55412 - Crew of Just A Snappin on the Bremen Mission. Standing from left : William McClelland, Harry H. Crosby, Charles A. Via, Jr., Everett E. Blakely,...

RTD. B-17F #42-3393 'Just-A-Snappin'. On mission to Bremen on 8 Oct 1943, A/C severely damaged by flak and enemy fighters. A/C returned to base alone and crashed near Ludham.


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Units served with

The wreckage of a B-24 Liberator (GO-K) of the 328th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group that has crash landed. A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 100th Bomb Group is in the background.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Did you say ten cents?, blakely’s provisional group, just-a-snappin
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron


Date31 Mar 2020 16:30:31

Added a connection to the 100th BG - see pg. 194 in the book"Flying Fortress" by Edward Jablonski.

Date31 Mar 2020 16:29:10

Added a connection to A/C #42-3393 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date31 Mar 2020 16:27:37

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:08:08

100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001, Combat Chronology, Unit History, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop and Hey p. 314 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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