The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
1st Lt Ira Trevor Shepard, Navigator, 339th Bomb Squadron, 96th Bomb Group
Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator/Radar Observer Bombadier
Ira was from Frazeysburg, Ohio. He was born in 1917 and joined the Army Air Force on 12 Dec 1942. He wanted to fly fighters, but when found to be color blind, he trained instead as a navigator on the B17 bomber. He arrived in England on 27th...
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...
|08 June 2019 14:35:41||TerryGan||Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations|
family photograph of Ira T Shepard, provided by daughter, Theresa Gannaway, living in South of England