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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 27/4/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-A] Snetterton 1/5/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Tom Barton 21/6/44; Salvaged 1/7/44.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

  • 339th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Thomas Barton

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    newly assigned May 1944

Missions

  • 428

    21 June 1944
    Ruhland, Germany - The target, south of Berlin, bombed by 114 fortresses with an escort of 70 Mustangs went off as planned but not before the Germans destroyed 43 B-17's and damaged 26. Landed in Russia.

Places

  • 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...

  • Poltava

    Military site : airfield

Events

Not yet known

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2020 19:15:13 kstrykerAK Changes to manufacturer, markings, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

Snetterton Falcons II: The 96th Bomb Group in World War II by Robert E Doherty & Geoffrey Ward, Second Edition with Errata & Supplemental Information, Taylor Publishing, 1996. pages 285, 293

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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