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Brunswick Raid on 29 March 1944 taken from B-17 piloted by William B. Hilton. Andrew W. Tolmachoff was wounded two minutes after this photo was taken.



  • William Hilton

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Arrived at Thurleigh on 01 Oct 1943. His first raid was to Gydnia/Danzig, Poland on 09 Oct 1943. Received his new ship 'Fightin Bitin II' on 22 Dec 1943. Lead the squadron on his 14th raid, Ju88 Plant at Halberstadt. Flew Group Deputy leader on 08...

  • Andrew Tolmachoff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Andrew Tolmachoff was the youngest of eleven children born to Russian immigrant parents. After graduating from high school he had aspirations to be a major league baseball pitcher but the bombing of Pearl Harbor ended that dream. After enlisting...


  • 42-31558

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/11/43; Kearney 14/12/43; Chicago 18/12/43; Syracuse 19/12/43; Presque Is 21/12/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-M] Thurleigh 21/1/44; Missing in Action Erding 24/4/44 with Gil VandermarliereWounded in Action, Co-pilot: Bill James,...


Date Contributor Update
28 May 2015 19:21:08 wchoff Changes to caption

Wayne Tolmachoff from caption written on back of photo by Andrew W. Tolmachoff.

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2015 21:22:17 wchoff Changes to aircraft associations

Wayne Tolmachoff

Date Contributor Update
12 March 2015 22:58:13 wchoff Created entry with caption

Wayne Tolmachoff