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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

The bomber crew lead by Captain Walter E. Flagg of the 96th Bomb Group by the tail of their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30227) nicknamed "Wabbit Twacks III" at Snetterton Heath. Official caption printed on image: '(GPR-14-3-96)(11-7-43) Capt. Flagg's Crew.' Handwritten annotation at top of image (cropped): 'Wabbit Twacks.'



  • 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. ...


  • Walter Flagg

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 413BS, 96BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.


  • 42-30227 'Wabbit Twacks III' 'Boots III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/5/43; Smoky Hill 17/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-R] Snetterton 12/6/43 WABBIT TWACKS III; transferred 612BS/401BG [SC-X] Deenethorpe 13/12/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 17/3/44; Returned to the USA Tinker 3/6/44...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:26 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection