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Left - 2nd Lt. Herbert R. Jackson (Co-Pilot), Right - 2nd Lt. Bruce K. Bockstanz (Navigator)



  • 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...

  • Herbert Jackson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    POW Shot down by flak and crashed at Koblenz on 7/19/44 in B-17 'Silver Slipper' #42-32045 According to Bockstanz, "we were hit on the bomb run. Two engines were knocked out but we managed to stay with the formation. [Incomplete ...] POW


  • 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. ...


Date Contributor Update
03 April 2019 10:00:00 arubalime Created entry with collection and caption

Personal Estate of Norman F. Christian