The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
POW crashed near Hockenheim on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659. Crashed on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 Mannheim mission 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659 Flak over Karlsruhe resulted in a direct hit and put his plane out of commission. Oelker jettisoned bo
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 30/8/44; Lincoln 4/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-N] Snetterton 19/9/44; Missing in Action Mannheim 21/4/45 with Tom Oelker, Radio Operator: Fred Adams (2 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bob White, Navigator: John England...
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...
|Born||Berwick, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Prisoner of War (POW)||Germany||21 January 1945|
|27 September 2014 18:10:28||AAM||AAM ingest|
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11757 / MACR 11757; Snetterton Falcons, pg 211, 224, 226 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database