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Left - 2nd Lt. Bruce K. Bockstanz (Navigator), Right - T/Sgt. Joseph K. Duplechain (Engineer)



  • Bruce Bockstanz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Koblenz in B-17 Silver Slipper #4232045 This plane was the first B-17 without camuflage paint in the European Theater. The pilot kept the plane in the air for 40 minutes by 'burning altitude'and...

  • Joseph Duplechain

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
    POW Shot down by flak and crashed at Koblenz on 719/44 in B-17 Silver Slipper #4232045 According to Bockstanz, "we were hit on the bomb run. Two engines were knocked out but we managed to stay with the formatio POW


Date Contributor Update
03 April 2019 09:13:48 arubalime Created entry with caption

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