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

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  • Joseph Bernstein

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    POW Shot down by flak and crashed at Koblenz 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 formation and drop POW

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 42-32045 Silver Slipper

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 19/1/44; Cheyenne 25/1/44; Omaha 3/2/44; Hunter 15/2/44; Grenier 13/3/44; Assigned 339BS/96BGB [QJ-R] Snetterton 21/3/44; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 19/7/44. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2019 09:26:25 arubalime Changes to collection
Sources

Personal Estate of Norman F. Christian

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2019 09:13:49 arubalime Created entry with caption
Sources

All Photographic Images are from the Personal Estate of Norman F. Christian.

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