The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
Shot down by fighters on a mission to Regensburg on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30123 'Big Dick'. Prisoner of War (POW).
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 15/4/43; Gore 21/4/43; Smoky Hill 26/4/43; Walla Walla 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 10/5/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned 338BS/96BGB [BX-W] Andrews Fd 29/5/43 BIG DICK; transferred 388BG Snetterton 12/6/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44...
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...