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42-30200

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Tinker 21/5/43; Dow Fd 25/5/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-R] Earls Colne 5/6/43; Rougham 13/6/43. Missing in Action Bordeaux 5 January 1944 with Raymond J. Born, Co-pilot: Harold J. Erickson (2 Prisoners of War); Navigator: Norman R. King, Bombardier: Ernest H. Hugonnet, Flight Engineer/Top Turret gunner: Donald D. McLeod, Radio Operator/Gunner: Harold O. Gilley, Ball Turret gunner: Robert C. Southers, Left Waist gunner: Marion A. Hall, Right Waist gunner: Robert A. Schwartzburg (7 evaded capture);Tail gunner: Arlie L. Thomson (Killed in Action). Enemy aircraft KO’d engines #3 & #4. Pilot Ray Born succeeded in saving the life of his co-pilot Harry Erickson. Crashed at Lagoden near Poullaouen, Finistère Department, France.
Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1892. (The pilot's brother, an infantry Sgt, arranged to meet at base on return from mission).

Service

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • Raymond Born

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Harold Erickson

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Harold Gilley

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator / Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and a Belgian member of the RAF, he boarded a...

  • Marion Hall

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 'Slo-Time Sally. ' Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and a Belgian member of the RAF, he boarded...

  • Ernest Hugonnet

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200. Evaded (EVD).

  • Norman King

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and one member of the Royal Indian Army...

  • Donald McLeod

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and a Belgian member of the RAF, he boarded a...

  • Robert Schwartzsburg

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and a Belgian member of the RAF, he boarded a...

  • Robert Southers

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 'Slo-Time Sally. ' Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and a Belgian member of the RAF, he boarded...

  • Arlie Thompson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Erickson crew. 6 x combat mission. Failed to Return (FTR) on mission to Bordeaux, France in B-17 42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Seriously wounded in abdomen by fighter attacks, he was put into his chute and assisted to...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 176

    5 January 1944
    This mission consists of five elements: The first element is a combined force of 131 B-17s are despatched by 1st Bomb Division: 92BG; 303BG; 305BG; 306BG; 379BG; 384BG; and 482BG to bomb the shipyards and industrial areas of Kiel, Germany. 119 are...

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Lagoden, near Poullaouen, France 5 January 1944

Hit by fighters on the Bordeaux mission 5 January 1944. Engines #3 & #4 out. Crashed Poullaouen, France

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2020 10:15:49 ED-BB Changes to markings, description, events and mission associations
Sources

MACR 1892

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2018 11:16:17 Emily Changes to description and events
Sources

Information provided by Douglas Doig, who has researched this aircraft and it's crew via AAM website correspondence

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1892 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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