The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
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Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
Killed in Action (KIA). On December 13, 1943, in 'Dottie J' #42-30160 lost 2 engines to flak over Kiel and crashed upon landing. 4 KOF, 6 RTD.
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
December 13, 1943, 'Dottie J' A/C #42-30160 lost 2 engines to flak over Kiel and crashed upon landing. 4 KOF 6 RTD
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
December 13, 1943, B-17 'Dottie J' #42-30160 lost 2 engines to flak over Kiel and crashed upon landing. 4 KOF, 6 RTD ...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 20/4/43; Smoky Hill 24/4/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-E] Andrews Fd 27/5/43; 337BS [AW-E] Snetterton 12/6/43; sustained battle damage over Hamburg 13/12/43 with George Fabian, Co-pilot: Tom Scanlon, Bombardier: Bob...
13 December 1943
The port areas at Bremen and Kiel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. This is the first mission where more than 600 aircraft are despatched. This mission is comprised of 8 elements. The first element consists 182 B-17s from: 91BG (31);...
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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