The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
George Ernest Forslund (photo Forslund family - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB96PeeMsXg )
Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot
Shot down 17 May 1943 in B-17 #42-29767 'Boot Hill' First 96th airplane to be shot down. F/O George Forslund was co-pilot and was unable to bail out. The tail gunner S/Sgt Andrew L. Jorinscay was also killed. George died one week before his 20th...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 15 February 1943; Walker 27 February 1943; Salina 10 March 1943; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX- ] Grafton Underwood 17 April 1943; Andrews Field 13 May 1943. ...
17 May 1943
VIII Bomber Command launches another operation against German U-Boat facilities with three elements. The first element is a formation of 100 B-17s despatched from: 91BG (24); 92BG (10); 303BG (21); 305BG (21) and 306BG (24) to attack the German U-Boat...
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...
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Forslund family ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB96PeeMsXg )