The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
2nd Lt Harold G. Russell - 96BG/337BS pilot of B-17 42-5877 shot down at Arkel by German fighters on 22 June 1943.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #425887. Plane abandoned by crew over Gorinchem, Holland. Crashed near Schelluinen. All crew members Prisoner of War (POW).
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Long Beach 12/4/43; Smoky Hill 23/4/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG Andrews Fd 1/6/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Missing in Action 22/6/43 with Harry Russell, Co-pilot: Purcell Rae, Navigator: Lou Chadwick, Bombardier: Sid Loveless, Flight...
22 June 1943
The German rubber industry (Chemische Werke Hüls AG) at Marl (district Hüls-Nord), Germany, is the primary objective of this mission and is assigned to the Bomb Groups with the most expericence. Also the industrial area of Antwerp, Belgium is assigned...
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...
|17 August 2016 22:26:38||Peter den Tek||Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations|