Exact location unknown - centred on the Eccles Road area adjacent to Snetterton Heath 138. There is an active, but un-manned railway station there that would probably have been used in Eccles proposed capacity as a Strategic Air Depot Area. However, this was shelved when it was decided that the 3rd Air Division would change from B-24 to B-17 aircraft and it became a storage area until December 1944. It was taken over by the 9th Troop Carrier Command.
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Military | Captain | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
Assigned Oct 1944. March 19, 1945, Glen Wallace wrote in his diary, "What a screwed-up mission! Briefed to hit Rhuland, but didn't. Made a run over it and caught pretty accurate flak. Then we made a run on a secondary and caught more. We also we
Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
Shot down by fighters and crashed near Celle on 6/20/44 in B-17 #4297363 Prisoner of War Stalag Luft 3 POW
Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
POW crashed near Schieben on 19 Mar 45 in B-17 #44-8704. Came down SW of Calau. On the following day Sgt. Roberts was escorted by Germans to the churchyard of a small town where his comrades were lain out in a wagon prior to burial. ...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
KIA near Schieben in B-17 #44-8704. March 19, 1945, Glen Wallace wrote in his diary, "What a screwed-up mission! Briefed to hit Rhuland, but didn't. Made a run over it and caught pretty accurate flak. Then we made a run on a secondary and caught [......
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Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Roger Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Manual (London, 1991).