The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
POW Shot down by flak and crashed at Hugena on 8/25/44 in B-17 Chatterbox #42102502. On 24 Aug 1944 A/C peeled out of formation in flames and began to lose altitude. Then in a quick succession, the left wing broke off and the plane blew up. Only two men escaped: Ball turret gunner Ed Whitelaw and Tail gunner Gene Weiss.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 100BG Thorpe Abbotts 7/4/44; transferred 339BS/96BG [QJ-G] Snetterton 8/4/44; Missing in Action Politz 25/8/44 with Chas Jennings, Co-pilot: Styrlin Scogin, Navigator: Delmar...
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...
|Born||Moravia, New York, USA|
|Prisoner of War (POW)||Germany||25 August 1944 – 1945|
|27 September 2014 18:09:20||AAM||AAM ingest|
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8283 / MACR 8283; Snetterton Falcons, pg 179, 187 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database