SOLDIER’S PROFILE
Snyder,
Howard John

August 6, 1915 — April 25, 2007

Branch of Service: Air Force

Unit: 8th Air Force/306th Bomb Group/369th Bomb Squadron

Battle: Air War Over Europe

Theater of Operation: European

Birthplace: Norfolk, NE

Killed in Action: No

Prisoner of War: No

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian

VIDEO INTERVIEW

Full Interview provided by Steve Snyder


SERVICE YEARS: Unknown

Military Honors: Air Medal/Purple Heart

B-17 PILOT IN THE U.S. ARMY AIR FORCES, 8TH AIR FORCE, 306TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP, 369TH 'FITIN BITIN' SQUADRON. SHOT DOWN ON FEBRUARY 8, 1944 OVER BELGIUM. MISSING IN ACTION FOR 7 MONTHS. EVADED CAPTURE WITH THE AID OF THE BELGIUM UNDERGROUND FOR 4 MONTHS AND SPENT 3 MONTHS WITH A UNIT OF THE FRENCH RESISTANCE (MAQUIS) SABOTAGING GERMAN CONVOYS. LIBERATED IN TRELON, FRANCE BY U.S. TROOPS ON SEPTEMBER 2, 1944.

His full story is depicted in the book SHOT DOWN: The True Story of Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth by Steve Snyder ( http://bit.ly/ShotDownBook )

Submission Honored By: Steve Snyder, son and author of "Shot Down"